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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

Danone shares climb after takeover rumors, activist investor interest

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CNBC | 22/08/2017

CNBC Danone’s U.S.-listed shares rose nearly 7 percent on a report that Corvex Management now owns a stake of about $400 million and rumors surfaced of a possible takeover. Bloomberg reported that Keith Meister’s activist hedge fund has grown its stake in Danone because it thinks the company is greatly undervalued. The fund also reportedly […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Daimler and BMW May Merge Their Car-Sharing Divisions

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HYBRIDCARS | 22/08/2017

HYBRIDCARS Daimler’s Car2Go and BMW’s DriveNow may be merging their car-sharing services, according to a hint by the chief executive of DriveNow’s partner, Sixt. CEO Erich Sixt, who heads the Germany-based car rental company named after him, would not confirm that talks are under way, but suggested that it is in motion. “At the last […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Unilever to buy Blueair air purifiers

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REUTERS | 22/08/2017

REUTERS Unilever plans to buy Sweden’s Blueair, stepping into the air purification business, the company said on Tuesday. Unilever, whose large brands include Dove soap, Lipton tea and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, has been very active on the acquisition front. Last month it announced a deal for Dollar Shave Club, following a string of […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Sempra snatches Oncor from Buffett with $9.45 billion bid-sources

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NYTIMES | 22/08/2017

NYTIMES Bankrupt Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will abandon a deal to sell power transmission company Oncor to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc for $9 billion (6.9 billion pounds) and will accept a $9.45 billion bid for Oncor by Sempra Energy instead, people familiar with the matter said. The development represents a rare blow for […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Chinese startup Toutiao raising funds at over $20 billion valuation

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REUTERS | 22/08/2017

REUTERS Chinese news aggregator Toutiao, backed by Sequoia Capital and CCB International, is raising at least $2 billion at a valuation of over $20 billion in its latest funding round, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The fundraising comes after the startup raised $1 billion at an $11 billion valuation toward the end of […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Total to buy Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

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FT | 22/08/2017

FT Container shipping group AP Moller-Maersk has agreed to sell its oil and gas division to Total for $7.45bn, as it seeks to focus on its core transport and logistics businesses. APMM will receive approximately $4.95bn in Total shares, and Total will assume $2.5bn of short term debt to fund the remainder of the deal. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

AccorHotels expands into co-working

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Hotel Management | 09/08/2017

Hotel Management AccorHotels and Bouygues Immobiliser have created a 50/50 joint venture with the aim of accelerating the growth of Bouygues Immobiliser’s co-working brand Nextdoor in France and throughout Europe. This latest investment sees AccorHotels further expand its concept of hospitality as it builds on the “three verticals” strategy it announced earlier this year, increasing […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Vivendi denies it controls Telecom Italia under Italian law

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Global Telecoms Business | 09/08/2017

Global Telecoms Business French media giant Vivendi said on Monday it has no “de facto control” over Telecom Italia under Italian law. Acknowledging “de facto control” over Telecom Italia would compel Vivendi to consolidate its accounts, including an adjusted net financial debt of 25 billion euros ($29.6 billion). Vivendi’s statement, albeit technical in its wording, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

China’s GSR Nears $1 Billion Deal for Nissan Battery Unit

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BLOOMBERG | 09/08/2017

BLOOMBERG GSR Capital, a Chinese private equity firm with backing from the Hubei provincial government, is nearing a deal to acquire control of a Nissan Motor Co. rechargeable battery unit for about $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The firm is in advanced talks with Nissan about buying a stake in […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Seed funding slows in Silicon Valley

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CNBC | 09/08/2017

CNBC The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new start-ups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies. Seed-stage financing has been sliding for the last two years, with the number of transactions down about 40 percent since the peak in mid-2015, data show. Dollar […]

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