Corporate Newsletter Issue 3 – Winter 2020
Family offices – nimble, forward-thinking and increasingly sophisticated – are playing an ever-more important role in the investment landscape. Beholden to neither shareholders nor (usually) third party investors, family offices are able to seize opportunities quickly and invest for the long-term, untroubled by monthly or quarterly reporting requirements in the way that corporates or private equity firms may be.
Here at Forsters, where we act for a variety of both single-family and multi-family offices, we are seeing family offices at the forefront of the investment opportunities that are presenting themselves as the world begins to recover from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. We are seeing them invest in a wide variety of assets in a multitude of different ways, sometimes acquiring a minority or strategic stake in a target company, and sometimes acquiring entire businesses.
In the winter 2020 issue of Forsters' Corporate newsletter, the Corporate team consider a number of issues that may be of interest both to our clients and the advisory firms we work with who also advise family offices. A number of the articles will also be of interest to our corporate clients and we finish with a more light-hearted summary of an old English case. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a restful break over the festive period.