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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

Apple acquires AI company Lattice Data, a specialist in unstructured ‘dark data’, for $200M

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TECHCRUNCH | 17/05/2017

TECHCRUNCH As large tech companies gear up to make a stronger push into machine learning and artificial intelligence, Apple has acquired a company to fill out its own capabilities in the area. Specifically, Apple has picked up Lattice Data, a company that applies an AI-enabled inference engine to take unstructured, “dark” data and turn it into structured (and more […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Assystem acquires Engineering Partner Automotive Nordic AB

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Globe Newswire | 12/05/2017

Globe Newswire Assystem has acquired 100% of the shares of Engineering Partner Automotive Nordic AB, a company based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Engineering Partner is a leading specialist of engineering services rendered to the automotive and industrial markets in Sweden, with a range of skills covering all aspects of product development such as mechanical and electrical […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Manitou completes TEPL buyout

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KHL | 12/05/2017

KHL France-based Manitou group has finalised the acquisition of Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL) in India. Founded in 2003, TEPL specialises in the design, manufacturing and distribution of construction equipment, mostly backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Vivendi offers EU concessions over Telecom Italia bid

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Reuters | 12/05/2017

Reuters French media group Vivendi has offered concessions in a bid to address EU antitrust concerns over its bid to acquire control of Telecom Italia, according to the European Commission.   Click here to read full article

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Sanofi decides against selling chemical unit Cepia

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Reuters | 12/05/2017

Reuters Sanofi has given up on the possibility of selling its chemical unit Cepia, a spokeswoman with the French drugmaker said. “I can confirm we have decided to keep the division within the company,” she said, adding that a recent improvement in Cepia’s results, as well as a better outlook for it, was behind this […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Sinclair Broadcast to buy Tribune Media for about $3.9 billion

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Reuters | 11/05/2017

Reuters Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc said it would buy Tribune Media Co, one of the largest U.S. television station operators, for about $3.9 billion, giving Sinclair a greater foothold in big broadcast markets like New York and Chicago. The sale comes after a decade of turmoil for the company, which was acquired by real estate […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Pembina to Buy Veresen for $4.3 Billion as Pipelines Bulk Up

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Bloomberg | 11/05/2017

Bloomberg Pembina Pipeline Corp. agreed to buy Veresen Inc. for about $4.3 billion as processing and pipeline companies bulk up to tackle a generation of massive projects that will be needed to handle increased hydrocarbon output from North America. With prices slow to rebound from a two-year slump, pipeline companies have been under pressure to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Coach to acquire Kate Spade for $2.4 billion

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CNBC | 11/05/2017

CNBC Designer fashion accessories seller Coach said that it has bagged upscale rival Kate Spade in a $2.4-billion deal that reflects a luxury goods market grappling with sluggish sales. Kate Spade’s connection with Millennials, who represent 60% of its customers, and international growth potential appealed to Coach.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Bayer to sell Liberty crop protection brands to get Monsanto deal passed

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Reuters | 11/05/2017

REUTERS Bayer has agreed to sell its Liberty herbicide and LibertyLink-branded seeds businesses to win antitrust approval for its acquisition of Monsanto. The divestment of the two global brands, a requirement imposed by South Africa’s Competition Commission on Sunday, will account for the bulk of asset sales worth about $2.5 billion which need to be […]

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Rubis to acquire the leader in the distribution of fuel products in Haiti

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GLOBENEWSWIRE | 04/05/2017

GLOBENEWSWIRE Rubis has signed an agreement to buy all the shares of Dinasa and its subsidiary Sodigaz, the leading distributors of fuel products in Haiti. With 600,000 cbm distributed, Dinasa, the country’s leading network of gas stations (125 sites), operates under the NATIONAL brand and works in all segments of the fuel product market, with […]

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