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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

Atos acquires zData, a premier consulting firm with unparalleled expertise in Big Data solutions

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GLOBENEWSWIRE | 22/02/2017

GLOBENEWSWIRE Atos, a global leader in digital services, expands its expertise in Big Data services with the acquisition of zData, a leader in Big Data consulting and solutions for both commercial and enterprise corporations.   Click here to read full article

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Thaiwoo and POMA sign a strategic partnership to develop Thaiwoo Ski Resort

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TRAVELDAILYNEWS | 22/02/2017

TRAVELDAILYNEWS The Chinese company Beijing Raissun Investment Co. Ltd, owner of Thaiwoo Ski Resort, and the French company POMA, ropeway transportation specialist, signed a strategic partnership to develop Thaiwoo-expected to be one of the sites hosting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Thaiwoo chose to lean on French expertise to develop Thaiwoo Ski Resort, one of […]

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Integra to buy J&J’s Codman neurosurgery business for $1.05 billion

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REUTERS | 22/02/2017

REUTERS Medical device maker Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp said it would buy Johnson & Johnson’s Codman neurosurgery business for $1.05 billion in cash, to expand its presence outside the United States.   Click here to read full article

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SoftBank to Buy Fortress Investment for $3 Billion

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INVESTOPEDIA | 22/02/2017

INVESTOPEDIA Japan-based SoftBank Group Corp. plans to takeover Fortress Investment Group LLC in a $3.3 billion cash purchase that will return the U.S. asset manager to the private realm after 10 years as a public company. Under the terms of the deal, Fortress, which oversees about $70.1 billion in assets, will operate within SoftBank as […]

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Northern Trust to Acquire Fund Services Units of UBS in Luxembourg and Switzerland

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BUSINESSWIRE | 22/02/2017

BUSINESSWIRE Swiss banking giant UBS Group AG said it has entered into an agreement, under which Northern Trust Corp.  would acquire UBS Asset Management’s fund administration servicing units in Luxembourg and Switzerland. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2017.   Click here to read full article

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Kraft Heinz Withdraws $143 Billion Offer to Merge With Unilever

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NYTIMES | 22/02/2017

NYTIMES U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co withdrew its proposal for a $143-billion merger with larger rival Unilever, raising questions about whether Kraft will turn its focus to another target. Kraft had made a surprise offer for Unilever to build a global consumer goods behemoth that was flatly rejected on Friday by Unilever. Kraft had […]

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BNP Paribas and Plug and Play deepen their strategic partnership to build a bridge between Paris and the Silicon Valley

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PRNEWSWIRE | 16/02/2017

PRNEWSWIRE Last year, BNP Paribas partnered with Plug and Play, the Silicon Valley-based global innovation platform for startups, corporations and investors. This first step aimed to provide BNP Paribas and its US subsidiary, Bank of the West, with enhanced opportunities related to the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, such as scouting and engaging with startups, and […]

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Altran closes the acquisition of Pricol Technologies

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NASDAQ | 16/02/2017

NASDAQ Altran has announced the closing of the acquisition of Pricol Technologies, an India-based engineering solutions provider enabling its global customers to transform their products from a simple concept to manufacturing. With Pricol Technologies, Altran not only adds a recognized and integrated delivery capability in India, it also completes its geographical footprint in the US, […]

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Drugmaker Ipsen to buy some products from Sanofi for 83 million euros

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REUTERS | 16/02/2017

REUTERS Drugmaker Ipsen has agreed to buy five consumer healthcare products from bigger French rival Sanofi for 83 million euros ($88 million), in a deal which Ipsen said should boost its profits. The sale arose as part of a requirement from the European Commission to sell off certain assets from an earlier deal between Sanofi […]

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Glencore agrees $960 million copper and cobalt deal with Fleurette

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REUTERS | 16/02/2017

REUTERS Glencore has increased its hold on Democratic Republic of Congo’s copper and cobalt resources by buying the remaining stake in the Mutanda mine from resource group Fleurette and increasing its share in Katanga for a total of $960 million. Company statements said Glencore now owns 100 percent of the Mutanda mine and about 86 […]

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