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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

French agricultural group InVivo to buy garden retailer Jardiland

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Reuters | 14/11/2017

Reuters French agricultural group InVivo has agreed to buy gardening chain Jardiland to strengthen its position in a sector drawing competitors from do-it-yourself stores to internet distributors. InVivo’s retail division will acquire Jardiland from investment fund L-GAM, which will become a shareholder in InVivo Retail, InVivo CEO Thierry Blandinieres told reporters. Click here to read […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Pfizer Sells Stake in China’s Hisun, Ending Drugs Joint Venture

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Bloomberg | 14/11/2017

Bloomberg Pfizer Inc. has sold its stake in a joint venture with China’s Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals, reducing the U.S. drugmaker’s presence in one of the world’s largest and fast-growing pharmaceutical markets. The $295 million partnership was announced in 2011 and formalized a year later, and was meant to develop, manufacture and commercialize pharmaceutical products in China and throughout the world. Click here […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Amazon Agrees to Sell Some Cloud Assets to Chinese Partner

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Bloomberg | 14/11/2017

Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc. agreed to sell some of its Chinese cloud assets to its local partner but said it’s committed to a domestic market for internet-based computing that could be worth $30 billion. Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. will buy servers and other unspecified “operational assets” in the country’s capital from Amazon Web Services for as much as 2 […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Total buys Engie’s upstream LNG business for $1.49 billion

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Platts | 14/11/2017

Platts Total has bought Engie’s portfolio of upstream LNG assets for $1.49 billion, the French oil and gas major said Wednesday. The deal would boost Total’s volumes to around 40 million mt/year of LNG by 2020, “making Total the second-largest global player among the majors with a worldwide market share of 10%,” said Patrick Pouyanne, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Airbus nears deal to sell 30+ A380s to Emirates

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The Economic Times | 14/11/2017

The Economic Times Airbus is close to a deal worth at least $14 billion to sell over 30 of its A380 jetliners to Dubai’s Emirates to seek to secure production of its struggling superjumbo until the middle of next decade, two people familiar with the matter said. The deal, if confirmed, is expected to be announced at the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

JPMorgan buys fintech start-up WePay

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CNBC | 02/11/2017

CNBC JPMorgan has agreed to buy payments start-up WePay, in its first major acquisition of a financial technology (fintech) firm. The investment bank said Tuesday it would provide its 4 million small businesses clients with WePay’s payments technology. “With WePay, Chase is taking the work out of payments for both our business clients and the software […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Uber rides into credit card market with no-fee credit card

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Chicago Tribune | 02/11/2017

Chicago Tribune Uber already has a home on your phone. Now it wants a place in your purse or wallet. The ride-hailing giant this week unveiled a new no-fee, co-branded credit card with British bank Barclays that it hopes becomes a major part of consumers’ everyday spending habit. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

French VC fundraising shows startup money is pouring into Paris

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Independent | 18/10/2017

Independent Two of France’s bigger venture capitalists, Partech Ventures and Idinvest Partners, are closing funds this month, adding to recent examples of investors pouring money into European startup investments. Partech Ventures said on Monday it increased its latest venture fund to €400m (£354m) from the likes of Cisco, Nokia, Renault and others – more than it had initially anticipated when it closed […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Lufthansa to sign deal to buy half of Air Berlin

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Financial Times | 18/10/2017

Financial Times Lufthansa will buy more than half of Air Berlin, the lossmaking airline that filed for insolvency in August after losing the support of its biggest shareholder Etihad Airways. Air Berlin confirmed on Thursday that Germany’s largest carrier would buy Niki, its Austrian holiday airline, regional carrier LGW, as well as 20 other aircraft. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Suez finalizes GE Water deal, confirms synergy targets

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| 05/10/2017

Reuters French waste and water group Suez said on Monday it had finalized its 3.2 billion euros ($3.4 billion) acquisition of GE Water, and confirmed its synergy outlook for the deal. He added that in the next three to five years, synergies should add another $200 million of revenue, although he did not reiterate his […]

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