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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.
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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

European Commission OK’s Airbus Safran Launchers takeover of Arianespace

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SpaceNews | 26/07/2016

SpaceNews PARIS – The European Commission on July 20 approved the Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL) takeover of launch-services provider Arianespace, saying the companies had accepted conditions the commission imposed to minimize the chance of anti-competitive behavior.   Click here to read full article About WiserLinks  

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Darty board gives Fnac takeover offer the green light

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The Telegraph | 26/07/2016

The Telegraph The board of white goods retailer Darty has recommended that its shareholders approve a 170p-per-share takeover offer from French retailer Fnac, in a move which could signal the end of a long-running bidding war. Darty’s board said that the terms of Fnac’s offer were “fair and reasonable”, adding: “In evaluating the Fnac offer, the […]

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PSA strikes deal with Saipa to build Citroen cars in Iran

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Tehrantimes | 26/07/2016

Tehrantimes The Paris-based carmaker struck a framework deal with Iranian counterpart Saipa to invest 300 million euros ($330 million) in the development and production of three Citroen models through a new joint venture. Under the agreement, to be finalized by the end of 2016, Citroen and its Iranian partner will introduce the first of three […]

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Vanke seals deal with Blackstone, chips in $583 million

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Reuters | 26/07/2016

Reuters Developer China Vanke Co Ltd said on Thursday it and its partners have sealed a $1.9 billion deal with Blackstone Group LP and third parties, with itself putting in 3.89 billion yuan ($583.02 million) to buy their property firms. Vanke is mired in a high-profile corporate power struggle. Fearing a hostile takeover bid by […]

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Unilever sharpens P&G rivalry by buying Dollar Shave Club

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Reuters | 26/07/2016

Reuters Unilever Plc is to buy U.S.-based Dollar Shave Club, expanding its presence in the growing market for male grooming products and sharpening its rivalry with Procter & Gamble which owns the Gillette brand. The surprise move by Unilever, which makes Axe body spray and Dove soap, shows how e-commerce is disrupting the market for […]

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Monsanto Rejects Bayer’s Sweetened Merger Offer

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Reuters | 26/07/2016

Reuters U.S. seed company Monsanto Co turned down a sweetened $64 billion acquisition offer from Bayer AG, but said it was open to further talks with the German healthcare and chemicals group as well as other parties.   Click here to read full article About WiserLinks

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Tesla Offers to Acquire SolarCity

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Wall Street Journal | 26/07/2016

Wall Street Journal Elon Musk proposed combining the electric-car and solar-energy companies that he backs, the latest in a series of financial shuffles among disparate firms of his empire. Tesla Motors Inc., Mr. Musk’s Palo Alto, Calif., electric-car company, on Tuesday offered to acquire SolarCity Corp. in an all-stock deal valuing it at up to […]

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France’s Danone to buy WhiteWave to boost U.S. business

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Reuters | 18/07/2016

Reuters France’s Danone said on Thursday it would double the size of its U.S. business by buying organic foods producer WhiteWave Foods Co for $10.4 billion in its largest acquisition since 2007. The purchase will help Danone pursue affluent consumers by adding WhiteWave’s popular health food offerings such as Silk almond milk, Earthbound Farm organic […]

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Google buys france based moodstocks which makes image recognition tech for smartphones

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Techcrunch | 18/07/2016

Techcrunch Two weeks after Twitter acquired Magic Pony to advance its machine learning smarts for improving users’ experience of photos and videos on its platform, Google is following suit. Today, the maker of Android and search giant announced that it has acquired Moodstocks, a startup based out of Paris that develops machine-learning based image recognition technology for smartphones whose APIs for […]

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EDF acquires majority stake in Chinese wind energy developer

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Reuters | 18/07/2016

Reuters French state-controlled utility EDF said on Tuesday it had entered the growing Chinese renewables energy market with the acquisition of a majority 80 percent stake in UPC Asia Wind Management (AWM) which develops and builds wind projects. The company did not give a value for the deal. The acquisition was done through EDF’s renewables […]

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