News and interviews on Richard Pratt including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Monday, 04 June 2012
The collapse of engineering and construction group Hastie proved disastrous on many levels, not least for its main investors.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The Federal Government might step in as the fallout from the Hastie Group collapse continues to unfold.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
The handover of the Grocon construction empire from father to son is a great example of well-managed succession.
Despite the family trust shenanigans, Gina Rinehart looks likely to once again dominate the BRW Rich 200 List.
Wednesday, 09 March 2011
Australia’s highest-profile cartel scandal may finally be about to end, with packaging cartel operators Visy and Amcor agreeing to settle a class action brought against them by a group of customers.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
The Pratt family's long list of court battles is getting longer, with news that the family is involved in a $220 million battle with the ATO over tax bills and penalties.
Monday, 20 December 2010
This year we recognise the best and worst of the rich, from mystery rich list contenders and shock investments to bizarre plans and our entrepreneur of the year.
Monday, 25 October 2010
NSW Supreme Court orders former escort who claims she was Pratt’s mistress to hand over all pictures and video footage featuring her, Pratt and another of Pratt’s mistresses, Shari-Lea Hitchcock.
Monday, 26 July 2010
Not every wealthy entrepreneur is clutching their cash. Some have ventured into some unique investments.
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
A former mistress of the late Richard Pratt claims the entrepreneur promised to set up $2.5 million trust funds for each of her children and pay her an annual retainer of $500,000 for her upkeep.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Legal battle over the $5 billion estate of late cardboard magnate Richard Pratt set to become even messier, after a second Sydney woman lodged a claim against the estate.
Monday, 17 May 2010
Many super wealthy entrepreneurs fail to ensure their affairs are managed properly after their death. Here are five of the biggest estate battles.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
The daughter and former mistress of Richard Pratt set to contest Pratt’s will in the NSW Supreme Court, a year after the late paper and packaging magnate’s death.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Adelaide entrepreneur Robert Gerard unveils plans to float his lighting company, seeking to raise $80 million to $90 million to pay down debt.
Friday, 05 February 2010
Where is growth coming from in your industry? Wherever it is, you need to be part of it.
Thursday, 04 February 2010
Richard Pratt's daughter and son-in-law set to break with the family's tradition of privacy and float industrial packaging business.
Friday, 29 January 2010
Monitor the trends in your industry to uncover valuable business opportunities.
Monday, 25 January 2010
There is nothing wrong with asking customers why they bought your product rather than the competitors. It could help you cement your advantage.
Friday, 15 January 2010
Asking your customers what they think about your products and services can be a powerful tool in your competitive strategy.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Some of Australia's wealthiest entrepreneurs are staunch recluses. Here are eight tactics to help hide your own empire from prying eyes.