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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

France’s Casino delays Brazilian appliance retailer sale

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Reuters | 31/03/2017

REUTERS France’s Casino Guichard Perrachon SA has decided to delay the sale of its Brazilian appliance retailing unit, one person close to the company said. The interested parties should have delivered bids to acquire Via Varejo. The source said the bidding process was delayed because the Klein family, which has a 27-percent stake in Via […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

AccorHotels and Edmond de Rothschild in talks to buy Potel & Chabot

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Reuters | 31/03/2017

REUTERS AccorHotels and French investment firm Edmond de Rothschild are in talks to buy Groupe Potel & Chabot, a company with sales of around $105 million which runs upmarket conference centers and hospitality events. The acquisition of Potel & Chabot will strengthen AccorHotels’ hospitality business, with Accor having recently made similar acquisitions such as its […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Total targets U.S. polyethylene market with $1.7 billion investment

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DAILY MAIL | 31/03/2017

DAILY MAIL French oil and gas major Total said it aims to become a major player in the U.S. polyethylene market as it announced a $1.7 billion joint venture on Monday with Austria’s Borealis and Canada’s Nova Chemical.   Click here to read full article

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Japan’s Asahi takes on 7.4 billion euro loans to fund AB InBev asset buy

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Reuters | 31/03/2017

REUTERS Japanese beer maker Asahi Group Holdings Ltd said it will take on 7.4 billion euros in bank loans to finance its acquisition of European assets from Anheuser-Busch InBev SAC NV. The brewer in December agreed to buy a group of eastern European beer brands, including Pilsner Urquell, from AB InBev for 7.3 billion euros. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

European Union clears $130bn merger of Dow Chemical and Dupont

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Fortune | 31/03/2017

FORTUNE Brussels cleared the $130bn merger of Dow Chemical and Dupont in the first of three mega deals that could reshape the global agrichemical industry. The companies agreed to sell substantial parts of their business to get approval from EU watchdogs which primarily feared the tie-up would limit innovation in crop protection products — the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Tesco shareholders rebel against ‘foolhardy’ £3.7bn Booker deal

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Telegraph | 31/03/2017

TELEGRAPH Two of Tesco’s largest shareholders have chastised the supermarket for its “foolhardy” merger with wholesaler Booker, arguing the deal would destroy billions of pounds worth of value. Schroder Investment Management and Artisan Partners, Tesco’s third and fourth largest investors with stakes of 4.49 and 4.48 percent respectively, both said on Monday they were against […]

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Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq

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BBC | 31/03/2017

BBC Amazon has made its first move into the Middle East after agreeing to buy the region’s largest online retailer, Souq.com, for an undisclosed amount. Launched in 2005, Souq has now more than 45 million visits per month and has localised operations in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt.   Click here to read […]

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French Competition Authority Fines SFR EUR40 million for Broken Merger Commitments

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natlawreview | 24/03/2017

NATLAWREVIEW In a decision dated 8 March 2017, the French Competition Authority (the “FCA”) fined jointly Altice Luxembourg and SFR Group EUR 40 million on the basis that SFR Group failed to meet its commitments with regard to the deployment of optical fiber.   Click here to read full article

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Pierre Fabre and H-Immune Announce Strategic Research Partnership to Develop Potentially Ground-Breaking Cancer Immunotherapies

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BUSINESSWIRE | 24/03/2017

BUSINESSWIRE Pierre Fabre, the second largest privately held pharmaceutical company in France, and H-Immune SAS, an emerging biotechnology company focused on developing first in class immunotherapies for treatment of various cancers, today announced that they have entered into a strategic research partnership which will utilize H-Immune’s unique technology platform to generate lead candidates of fully […]

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LVMH buys Maison Francis Kurkdjian stake in luxury perfume push

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REUTERS | 24/03/2017

REUTERS French luxury goods company LVMH has agreed to buy a majority stake in French independent perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian as it expands in fast-growing niche luxury fragrances. LVMH did not disclose financial terms of the deal with Maison Francis Kurkdjian, which was founded in 2009 by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and its Chief Executive […]

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