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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

Disney Buys $1B Stake In MLB’s BAMTech, To Launch ESPN Streaming Service

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Forbes | 24/08/2016

Forbes Walt Disney  announced Tuesday afternoon that it is taking a minority stake in MLB Advanced Media’s spin-off media company, BAMTech. Disney is making a $1 billion investment in two payments—now and in January 2017—that will give it a 33% interest in the media company, with an option to become the majority stakeholder in the future. Disney said that BamTech will collaborate […]

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Agreement by Teleperformance to acquire LanguageLine Solutions

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Yahoo | 24/08/2016

Yahoo Teleperformance (RCF.PA), the worldwide leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire LanguageLine Solutions LLC from ABRY Partners and minority equity owners. LanguageLine Solutions is the US market leader in over-the-phone and video interpretation solutions to a wide range of organizations in the […]

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Online glasses retailer MyOptique sells to lens-maker Essilor for close to $160M

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TechCrunch | 24/08/2016

TechCrunch European online glasses retailer MyOptique, which operates websites such as Glasses Direct and SunGlasses Shop in the UK and Lensbest in Germany, has been acquired by French lens maker Essilor International. Sources suggest the price for the acquisition is close to €140M. MyOptique, which reports annual revenues of £56 million, was founded back in 2005. Investors cashing out in the […]

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AIG to sell unit to Arch Capital for $4.4 billion

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| 24/08/2016

CNBC American International Group said on Monday it would sell its mortgage-guaranty unit to Arch Capital for about $3.4 billion. AIG, the largest commercial insurer in the United States and Canada, said it would get $2.2 billion in cash, $250 million in Arch Capital’s perpetual preferred stock and $975 million in non-voting common-equivalent preferred stock […]

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Randstad buys Monster for $429M as recruitment consolidation continues

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| 24/08/2016

Techcrunch Yet one more significant piece of M&A in the online recruitment industry. Today RandstadHoldings, an Amsterdam-based human resources and recruitment specialist, announced that it would acquire job hunting portal Monster Worldwide, for $429 million in cash.   Click here to read full article About Wiserlinks

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Pfizer to buy cancer drug firm Medivation for $14 billion

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BBC News | 24/08/2016

BBC News The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has confirmed that it will buy a US cancer drug firm, Medivation, for about $14bn (£10.7bn). After earlier rumours, the deal was confirmed by Pfizer on its website on Monday morning. San Francisco-based Medivation produces the prostate-cancer treatment Xtandi. Pfizer has agreed to pay about $81.50 per share […]

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Apple buys Turi machine-learning startup for a reported $200m

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| 16/08/2016

The Independent Apple has reportedly bought a Seattle-based machine-learning startup as part of its continued investment in artificial intelligence. The quiet deal, first reported by Geekwire, is said to be worth around $200m (£153m). Turi, which uses the tagline “create intelligence”, let developers and data scientists incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence into their apps. Its tools are mostly using machine learning […]

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Teva to buy Allergan generic business for $40.5 billion

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Reuters | 16/08/2016

Reuters Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will pay $40.5 billion in cash and stock for Allergan’s generic drugs business, solidifying Teva’s position as the world’s No. 1 maker of generics while freeing Allergan to focus on branded drugs, paying down debt and potential “transformational” acquisitions. The deal, the largest in Israel’s corporate history, allows Teva stronger […]

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Vinci buys Peruvian toll concession holder Lamsac from Invepar

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World Highways | 16/08/2016

World Highways Vinci Highways has acquired Peruvian toll road operator Lamsac from the Brazilian group Invepar for around US$1.67 billion. The deal is for 100% of Lamsac which is the concessionaire of the Línea Amarilla toll road in the centre of the Peruvian capital Lima. Vinci Highways, which is Vinci Concessions’ international highways subsidiary, also […]

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Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim Agree to $25 Billion Asset Swap

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Bloomberg | 16/08/2016

Bloomberg Sanofi agreed to a 22.8 billion-euro ($25.1 billion) asset swap with Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH that will bolster the French drugmaker’s business in selling over-the-counter drugs. The companies reached a definitive agreement after announcing exclusive negotiations in December, they said in a statement Monday. The terms are unchanged from the original announcement: Sanofi will trade […]

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