All effective collaborations require alignment around a common purpose.
We help families achieve the continuity of their entrepreneurial legacy
Most of our clients manage a portfolio of operating companies built around a shared entrepreneurial legacy.
They include some of the largest and oldest enterprising families in the United States and Canada, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Their revenues typically range from $250 million to over $100 billion, and they are active across a range of industries and geographies.
What they all have in common is a desire to achieve continuity across generations, and a recognition that past success is no guarantee for the future.
Achieving multi-generational continuity takes considerable time and effort, and every generation needs to develop its own unique plan for growth and renewal – balancing the legacies of the past with the opportunities and challenges of the future.
LGA helps our family business clients invest in continuity by:
- Generating strategic alignment around a shared vision, purpose and values for their operating businesses
- Designing governance systems to oversee and coordinate strategy and leadership across their operating businesses
- Assessing and developing leaders and leadership teams
- Designing efforts to educate, involve, and transition leadership to the next generation
- Facilitating more productive relationships between family members, family employees, and professional staff
- Developing processes for effective risk management
- Educating owners and leaders on the unique characteristics of a Family Business, how they develop predictably over time, and the evolving requirements for long-term success
Learn more about our support for Family Businesses
Family leaders must have the courage and stamina to create an inclusive, participative, and results-driven culture in the family and business, supported by the right policies and systems. Such a foundation will set the stage for a family legacy which both sustains across multiple future generations, and grows along the way with each group driving growth and diversification and making its own mark.
“Moments of crisis can bring families together or they tear them apart – the choice is ultimately theirs…”
Why is it hard to find good successors? We believe that the root issues occur earlier in the lives of next-gen members, linked to the manner in which they experience their family’s wealth and legacy during adolescence and early adulthood.
For many, family philanthropy presents an opportunity to create a shared experience, unifying the
family by working together toward a lasting legacy of impact. Family philanthropy can also give
participants an opportunity to explore and cultivate their personal—and sometimes separate—
Nicolas Hollanders explains what it means for family business owners to be engaged with the project.
Many families have decided to formalize a Family Office to serve the financial and professional needs of family members.
Nicolas specializes in governance design and succession planning for family enterprises around the world.
Francisco specializes in research and consulting for complex family enterprises. His duties included doing economic analysis and family business education.
Maria has over 20 years of finance and governance experience within family businesses and actively serves on several Boards.
Nathan is an accomplished executive with wide-ranging experience across a variety of private and not-for-profit organizations.
Rania specializes in the interplay between family dynamics and family business decision-making.
Sarah provides consultation to multi-generation family businesses regarding governance, shareholder development, and leadership development.