Bert Twaalfhoven (70; HBS ’54) with two offerings, the cost of holding company he had built up over 40 years confronted purchase. Despite its attractive price, which would Twaalfhoven and his family $ 70 million net, he is not willing to sell the company, because his original vision, a family conglomerate that would last for generations had. Of his eight children, two are appropriate successors, but neither shows much interest in following in the footsteps of her father.

Bert Twaalfhoven (70; HBS ’54) with two offerings, the cost of holding company he had built up over 40 years confronted purchase. Despite its attractive price, which would Twaalfhoven and his family $ 70 million net, he is not willing to sell the company, because his original vision, a family conglomerate that would last for generations had. Of his eight children, two are appropriate successors, but neither shows much interest in following in the footsteps of her father.
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Daniel J. Isenberg
Source: Harvard Business School
22 pages.
Release date: 05 June 2007. Prod #: 807 165 PDF-ENG
Bert Twaalfhoven: The Successes and Failures of a Global Entrepreneur HBR case solution