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Family Business

Optimizing success across the intertwined spheres of family and business requires trusted advisers that understand the concerns and emotions of owners—and possess deep expertise in the critical management disciplines from strategy to organization.

Family businesses come in all shapes and sizes, but they are prevalent, resilient, and highly successful in all corners of the globe. Family-owned companies share the same strategic and operational concerns as their nonfamily-owned competitors. But they also face distinct challenges born out of the complexity of the intersection of family and business. How can families deal with issues across both spheres, sustaining their business value and closest relationships?


Our Family Business Consulting Services

In addition to our full range of consulting services on corporate finance and strategy, organization, marketing and sales, operations, digital transformation, and more, we also help families in business navigate their unique challenges, among them:

  • Family strategy
  • Governance
  • Succession planning and talent
  • Family office setup

We develop deep relationships with family business owners. We understand their distinct risk profiles, longer-term growth perspectives, and approach to stewardship. And we develop bespoke solutions for family-owned companies by answering critical questions.

Seven Critical Questions for Family Businesses


Coming Soon: Our New Book on Family Business

Untangling Conflict Book

Untangling Conflict: An Introspective Guide for Families in Business

Drawing on decades of lessons learned from the authors’ work supporting families and the businesses they own, the book guides family businesses through an introspective process that helps them determine their own bespoke approaches to preventing and mitigating conflict.

By: Janmejaya Sinha, Carol Liao, Ryoji Kimura, and Brittany Montgomery




Spotlight on Family Business Governance

Although corporations are required by law to embrace formal governance rules, the families that own them are not. But good governance is no less essential for family businesses. The lack of a clear and mutually agreed governance structure can cause unnecessary conflict and destroy business value. Families need to take four steps to define an effective governance model:

Our Family Business Consulting Team

Our Insights on Family Business

The Soft Rules of Family Businesses

The Soft Rules of Family Businesses

Conflicts arising from emotions are rarely about material issues like money or other matters of self-interest. These "soft" issues are often harder to resolve than the "hard" stuff.

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Perspectives on Strategy and Value: Insights on creating sustainable value in an uncertain world.

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