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  • The world is changing incredibly quickly, business is speeding up, new competitors emerge from other markets. Life is more complex and inter-connected than ever. Leaders have to partner with their peers in order to make these new challenges a success.
  • This blog presents ideas for action.
 

Wiserlinks Knowledge

  • The world is changing incredibly quickly, business is speeding up, new competitors emerge from other markets. Life is more complex and inter-connected than ever. Leaders have to partner with their peers in order to make these new challenges a success.
  • This blog presents ideas for action.
 

Jean-Bernard Girault

Siemens and Valeo team up to produce electric car engines

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Reuters | 22/04/2016

Reuters German engineering giant Siemens and French auto supplier Valeo are teaming up to make engines for electric and hybrid cars, the companies said in a joint statement on Monday. The venture will have headquarters in Erlangen, Germany and facilities in France, Norway, Poland, Hungary and China and is to become operational in late 2016. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Chaucer and AXA partner on specialty business in Africa

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Intelligent Insurer | 22/04/2016

Intelligent Insurer Specialist Lloyd’s insurance group Chaucer has formed a strategic partnership with AXA to support the development of a new specialty insurance business in Africa. The partnership with AXA’s African distribution network will help Chaucer to extend its specialty underwriting reach and access more specialty business in this rapidly growing market. Click here to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Faurecia signs ‘definitive’ deal to sell auto exteriors business to Plastic Omnium

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Automotive News Europe | 22/04/2016

Automotive News Europe Faurecia said it has signed a “definitive” agreement to sell its automotive exteriors business to Plastic Omnium for an enterprise value of 665 million euros to reduce debt. The sale covers Faurecia’s bumpers and front-end modules business, which had sales of 2 billion euros in 2015 and employs 7,700 people at 22 […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Caixabank makes new bid to take control of Banco BPI

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Reuters | 22/04/2016

Reuters Caixabank has made a new offer worth nearly $2 billion for Banco BPI in another attempt to take full control of the Portuguese bank from Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos. The deal, if it goes ahead, aims to help Banco BPI to reduce its exposure to Angola, for which it would have to make […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Fiat Chrysler CEO Says He’d Only Merge With These 3 Automakers

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Fortune | 22/04/2016

Fortune Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford are the only remaining potential merger candidates for Fiat Chrysler, since its attempt to join up with GM has been rebuffed, Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Friday. Marchionne has long called for mergers of big players in the industry to help reduce the prohibitive costs of developing more technologically […]

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AstraZeneca mulls £7bn move for prostate cancer drug company Medivation

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The Telegraph | 22/04/2016

The Telegraph AstraZeneca is mulling a £7bn offer for the US drug company Medivation after it rejected a bid from a French rival. San Francisco-based Medivation, which has a best-selling prostate cancer treatment, has been on the radar of AstraZeneca and its rivals Roche and Sanofi as they look for ways to boost their oncology […]

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McDonald’s targeting buyout firms as it seeks to sell North Asia stores

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Reuters | 22/04/2016

Reuters McDonald’s Corp is targeting private equity firms, including Bain Capital, MBK Partners, TPG Capital Management and Chinese state-backed conglomerate China Resources (Holdings) for its planned sale of 2,800 restaurants in North Asia, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The U.S. fast food giant is adopting a new business model in Asia, which is […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Air Liquide Strengthens Its Partnership with MPCC In China

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Yahoo! Finance | 14/04/2016

Yahoo! Finance Air Liquide has signed a new long-term contract with Maoming Petrochemical Co. (MPCC), a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec Corp.), one of the largest integrated energy and chemical companies in China. Under the terms of the new agreement, Air Liquide will invest around 40 million euros in a new state-of-the-art […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Vivendi Buys 15% Stake in French Entertainment Retailer Fnac

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Bloomberg | 14/04/2016

Bloomberg Vivendi SA, the media company headed by billionaire Vincent Bollore, bought a 15 percent stake in retailer Groupe Fnac SA, as the French companies expand their live-events and digital businesses into international markets. Vivendi is executing a plan to build a media group around its French pay-TV station Canal Plus, seeking combinations to expand […]

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Bilfinger in talks with Engie, EQT over unit sale

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Reuters | 14/04/2016

Reuters German engineering services group Bilfinger is in talks with France’s Engie and buyout group EQT about a potential sale of its Building and Facility unit, people familiar with the matter said. Bilfinger has asked for a new round of offers after bids worth 1 billion to 1.1 billion euros ($1.1-1.25 billion), handed in last […]

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