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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

China’s Alibaba buys into supermarket chain Sanjiang Shopping

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Reuters | 25/11/2016

Reuters China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) plans to invest 2.1 billion yuan ($305 million) in supermarket chain Sanjiang Shopping Club Co Ltd (601116.SS) to further expand its retail presence. Sanjiang said announcements it had made about Alibaba’s investment had prompted the Shanghai stock exchange to ask whether Alibaba will ultimately seek control. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Symantec to acquire LifeLock for $2.3 billion

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CNBC | 25/11/2016

CNBC Symantec said it would acquire U.S. identity theft protection services company LifeLock for $2.3 billion, in a deal that it hopes will prop up sales at its Norton cybersecurity unit. Symantec’s security software often comes bundled with personal computers. As a result, the company has suffered as consumers use mobile devices more than traditional […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

KKR to buy Nissan-backed supplier Calsonic for up to $4.5 billion

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Reuters | 25/11/2016

Reuters U.S. buyout firm KKR & Co (KKR.N) is buying Nissan Motor-backed auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp (7248.T) for up to 498.3 billion yen ($4.5 billion) in its biggest deal in Japan, seizing on a rare chance there to do a multi-billion dollar purchase. KKR announced on Tuesday it will pay 1,860 yen per […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Oracle to Buy Web Service Provider Dyn

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The Wall Street Journal | 25/11/2016

The Wall Street Journal Oracle Corp. said Monday that it would buy web-service provider Dyn, a company that came into the public eye after it was hit by a large-scale internet attack in October that left dozens of popular websites unreachable for parts of the day.   Click here to read full article About Wiserlinks

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Novartis buys U.S. blood disease drugmaker in $665 million deal

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Reuters | 25/11/2016

Reuters  Novartis (NOVN.S) is buying U.S.-based Selexys Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth up to $665 million, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday, expanding its pipeline of medicines to combat blood diseases. Novartis, which last week was reported to be in talks with U.S. generics maker Amneal, exercised its option to buy Selexys after a mid-stage, […]

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Alstom wins Shanghai traction and monitoring contract

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Rail Journal | 25/11/2016

Rail Journal  Alstom has won a €31m contract to supply traction and train control monitoring systems (TCMS) for 156 metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 10 phase 2, which is expected to open in 2018.   Click here to read full article  About Wiserlinks 

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VINCI Airports, the Caisse des Dépôts and Crédit Agricole Assurances finalise the acquisition of 60% of Aéroports de Lyon

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Vinci | 15/11/2016

Vinci Today, the consortium consisting of VINCI Airports, the Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) and Crédit Agricole Assurances has finalised the acquisition of 60% of the capital of Aéroports de Lyon (ADL), a company that has a concession agreement valid until 31 December 2047 for the airports of Lyon Saint-Exupéry, the second largest regional French airport, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

French insurance giant Axa sells off Bluefin brokerage as UK disposals continue

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The Telegraph | 15/11/2016

The Telegraph Axa has sold its insurance brokerage Bluefin in a £295m deal that marks its latest withdrawal from the British market. The French group has owned Bluefin for about a decade but struggled to sustain profitable growth, and is selling the firm to rival brokerage Marsh.   Click here to read full article About […]

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UniCredit confirms received bids for asset management unit

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Reuters | 15/11/2016

Reuters Italy’s biggest bank UniCredit confirmed on Friday it was in talks with potential buyers to sell its asset management unit Pioneer Investments as it seeks to strengthen its capital base.   Click here to read full article About Wiserlinks

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Siemens buys US industrial software group Mentor Graphics in $4.5bn deal

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Financial Times | 15/11/2016

Financial Times Siemens, the German industrial conglomerate, is adding to its sprawling operations through the acquisition of a US industrial software group for $4.5bn, including debt. The German powerhouse, whose divisions range from power and gas to financial services, has agreed to buy Mentor Graphics, a software business based in Oregon for $37.25 a share. […]

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