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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

France’s Futuren negotiating acquisition by EDF EN

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Renewables Now | 26/04/2017

Renewables Now EDF Energies Nouvelles is exclusively negotiating the potential acquisition of a majority stake in French wind power producer Futuren SA.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Luxury goods giant LVMH grabs full control of Christian Dior

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The Guardian | 26/04/2017

The Guardian The French luxury group LVMH, led by billionaire Bernard Arnault, is to take full control of Christian Dior, in a complex €12bn (£10bn) deal that reunites the fashion house with the perfume and other Dior brands. LVMH, the world’s largest luxury company, owns Christian Dior perfumes and beauty after a deal in the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Credit Agricole in talks to buy banks to fuel Italian growth

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| 26/04/2017

Bloomberg Credit Agricole SA, France’s third-largest bank, aims to expand in Italy by buying three troubled local savings lenders that authorities are seeking to rescue. Credit Agricole’s Italian retail banking subsidiary, Cariparma, is in preliminary talks with the Bank of Italy and the country’s deposit protection fund to buy the Cesena, Rimini and San Miniato […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Verizon, Corning agree to $1.05 billion fiber deal

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Reuters | 26/04/2017

REUTERS Verizon Communications Inc has agreed to buy optical fiber from Corning Inc for at least $1.05 billion over the next three years as the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier aims to improve its network infrastructure. In a statement, Verizon said the deal would help it meet its rollout schedule for a fiber-optic network in […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Becton Dickinson to acquire Bard for $24 billion

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Reuters | 26/04/2017

REUTERS U.S. medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson and Co will acquire C R Bard Inc, in a $24 billion cash-and-stock deal, adding Bard’s devices to its portfolio in the high-growth sectors of oncology and surgery. The deal comes two years after Becton Dickinson acquired CareFusion Corp for $12 billion. It is the latest in a […]

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PPG offers $28.8bn bid for rival Akzo Nobel

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CNBC | 26/04/2017

CNBC U.S. paint maker PPG Industries raised its proposed offer for Akzo Nobel by about 8 percent to 26.9 billion euros ($28.8 billion), increasing the pressure on its Dutch rival to enter into talks. PPG said its proposal was a “final” invitation to Akzo to enter negotiations and included a break fee in case the […]

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ABB, Schneider Electric bid for General Electric unit

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Reuters | 26/04/2017

REUTERS European engineering groups ABB Ltd and Schneider Electric SE are competing for General Electric Co’s industrial solutions division, which could fetch as much as $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The divestiture would represent a key step by GE to focus on its core businesses and improve its operational performance.   […]

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French Wine Firm Henriot Buys Majority Stake in Oregon’s Beaux Frères

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WINESPECTATOR | 19/04/2017

WINESPECTATOR In a dramatic move that marks its first foray into American wine, French company Maisons & Domaines Henriot has acquired a majority ownership stake in Beaux Frères, one of Oregon’s most prominent Pinot Noir producers. The sale, which closed April 12, includes the winery in Newberg and about 35 acres of vines. The purchase […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Sodexo’s global transformation is starting in Australia

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FOODPROCESSING | 19/04/2017

FOODPROCESSING Sodexo is starting major digital transformation initiatives in Australia with the intention to then implement them globally. Using a number of Microsoft technologies, the digital transformation has allowed Sodexo to accelerate the rollout of its ‘mutualisation’ business model. Under this model, clients sign up for a broader range of integrated services, and Sodexo and […]

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SPIE signs an agreement for the acquisition of Lück Group in Germany

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4-TRADERS | 19/04/2017

4-TRADERS SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, signed an agreement for the acquisition of Lück Verwaltungs GmbH (‘Lück Group’), a German specialist in building technology services on April 13th, 2017.   Click here to read full article

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