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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

Europcar Group Pursues Its Expansion in the Carsharing Market with the Acquisition of GuidaMi by Ubeeqo

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Business Wire | 31/01/2017

BUSINESS WIRE Europcar Group, the European leader in vehicle rental services and a major player in mobility markets, announced, through Ubeeqo – the innovative mobility start-up in which Europcar owns a majority share – the acquisition of GuidaMi, the station-based carsharing reference company in Milan. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

PSA group, CK Birla join hands to make cars in India

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New India Express | 31/01/2017

NEWS INDIA EXPRESS PSA Group and the CK Birla Group on Wednesday signed a joint venture agreement to produce and sell vehicles and components in India by 2020. The partners will jointly invest around Rs 700 crore (100 million euros) in Tamil Nadu. The vehicles will be manufactured at Hindustan Motors facility, which is now […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Zodiac family silver key to $9 billion Safran tie-up

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Reuters | 31/01/2017

REUTERS France’s Safran has crafted a deal to persuade family investors in Zodiac Aerospace to give up control in a merger that would create the world’s third largest aerospace supplier. But in a rare two-stage deal Safran must first convince ordinary investors, who hold 68 percent of the company, to sell their shares in the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

AltaGas to buy WGL in C$8.4 billion deal in gas distribution push

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REUTERS | 31/01/2017

REUTERS Canadian energy infrastructure company AltaGas Ltd said it would buy U.S.-based WGL Holdings Inc in a deal valued at C$8.4 billion ($6.42 billion), the latest company pushing deeper into natural gas distribution. AltaGas will offer WGL Holdings shareholders $88.25 per share held, a 12 percent premium to the stock’s Wednesday close.   Click here […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Tesco to buy UK wholesaler Booker for $4.64 billion

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REUTERS | 31/01/2017

REUTERS Britain’s biggest supermarket Tesco has agreed to buy Booker, the country’s largest cash and carry wholesale supplier, for about 3.7 billion pounds ($4.64 billion), cementing its dominant position in the UK. In a joint statement Tesco and Booker said the combined group would bring benefits for consumers, independent retailers, caterers, small businesses, suppliers, and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

DuPont expects Dow merger to close later than expected

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REUTERS | 31/01/2017

REUTERS Chemicals and seeds producer DuPont indicated that its $130-billion merger with Dow Chemical Co will take longer to wrap up than previously expected as the companies await regulatory approvals. This is the second time that the two companies, which are in talks with the European Union antitrust regulators, have had to push back the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Johnson & Johnson to buy Actelion for $30 billion, spin off R&D unit

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REUTERS | 31/01/2017

REUTERS U.S. healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson will buy Swiss biotech company Actelion in a $30 billion all-cash deal that includes spinning off Actelion’s research and development pipeline, the companies said. The acquisition gives J&J access to the Swiss group’s line-up of high-price, high-margin medicines for rare diseases, helping it diversify its drug portfolio as […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Google buys Twitter’s app development platform

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CIO | 23/01/2017

CIO Google has acquired Twitter’s mobile application development platform Fabric – for an undisclosed sum – to merge with its own Firebase development team. This will form part of the Google Developer Products Group.   Click here to read full article

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Luxottica and Essilor in 46 billion euro merger to create eyewear giant

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Reuters | 23/01/2017

REUTERS Italy’s Luxottica and France’s Essilor have agreed a 46-billion euro ($49 billion) merger deal to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear industry with revenues of more than 15 billion euros, they said in a statement on Monday.   Click here to read full article

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France’s Neovia in talks to acquire Chinese pet food maker Sanpo

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Reuters | 23/01/2017

  REUTERS French animal health company Neovia has entered exclusive negotiations to buy a majority stake in Chinese pet food maker Sanpo, as it anticipates rapid growth in consumer spending on pets in China.   Click here to read full article

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