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Francois M. de Visscher
  • Greenwich, CT
  • United States
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Occupation relative to family business
Family Business Member, Family Business Advisor
Area of Expertise
With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
Family Firm Institute ( Fellow )
Family Business Network
Business Growth Alliance ( Co-
Chairman )

Family Office Association
Family Office Channel
European Family Office Conference
Please share a little about yourself and your business.
Founded 20 years ago, de Visscher & Co. ( ) acts as trusted financial advisor to family businesses and single family offices around the world. We assist our clients in evaluating and implementing financial and governance solutions to the liquidity needs of shareholders or the capital needs of their business.
Personnaly , I am a fourth generation shareholder and Board Member of a global industrial group headquartered in Belgium.
I am the only member of my family who moved to the US , having completed a career in accounting and in investment banking before opening my own firm.

Francois M. de Visscher's Blog

The plot does not change .... Only the theatre and the actors!

When Tyson Foods, Smucker's, Heineken........ and other great family businesses needed capital to grow and transition to future generations, they went first and foremost to their business friends. When YPO was started, members went to their peers when they needed advice and capital. Growing a family company is hard work and requires capital and advice from like-minded investors who understand what it takes and view themselves as partners to the business owners rather than…


Posted on February 28, 2011 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

Acting like a business owner rather than just an investor.

The recent downturn has taught us that the pursuit of short-term gain can have dire long-term…

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 2:33pm

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At 11:41am on November 9, 2009, Dann Van Der Vliet said…

Thank you kindly for becoming a member of the Family Business 2.0 group. I've long been a subscriber to your newsletter. The primary members of this group are students in the "Leading and Managing the Family and Privately Held Business" class at the University of Vermont. Each month students post a question or comment based on lessons and discussions throughout the semester. I encourage you to add to the dialog by commenting on some of the posts in the discussion forum:

I look forward to connecting with you in the near future.

Dann Van Der Vliet

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