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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

Alphabet-backed Flatiron Health is being acquired by Roche

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Reuters | 27/02/2018

CNBC Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Group is buying Flatiron Health, an Alphabet-backed cancer-focused start-up founded by two former Google employees, according to sources familiar with the matter. The company will pay $1.9 billion, adding to its existing stake, for a total value of $2.1 billion. The company has confirmed the deal in a press release. Flatiron was valued at […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

$11 billion biotech binge fuels forecasts of 2018 M&A surge

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters An $11 billion burst of biotech bids in just four days has fuelled expectations of a 2018 surge in life science deals as large drugmakers shop for promising assets from smaller rivals. Separate reports on Monday by consultancy EY and law firm Baker McKenzie both predict a significant rise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Atos Bids $5.1 Billion for Gemalto to Form French Tech Giant

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Bloomberg | 13/12/2017

Bloomberg Atos SE made a 4.3-billion-euro ($5.06 billion) unsolicited bid for Gemalto NV with the backing of the French state’s investment bank, seeking to create a European leader in cybersecurity, digital technologies and payment services. Atos is proposing to pay 46 euros a share in cash, 36 percent above Monday’s closing price. It called the offer friendly and said it wants to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Nestle to Buy Supplements Maker Atrium for $2.3 Billion

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Bloomberg | 13/12/2017

Bloomberg Nestle SA Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider made his biggest acquisition yet, agreeing to buy Canadian dietary supplements maker Atrium Innovations for $2.3 billion in a bid for growth beyond stagnating mainstream food brands. The world’s biggest food company is acquiring Westmount, Quebec-based Atrium from an investor group led by Permira Funds, Nestle said in […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

How Apple’s Shazam Acquisition Fits Its Broader Strategy

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Forbes | 13/12/2017

Forbes Apple recently confirmed that it is acquiring Shazam, the app that allows users to identify songs, movies, TV shows, and commercials using short audio clippings. While the deal – which is reportedly worth $400 million according to Recode – may appear to be a steep price for a relative niche service, it is well below […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

SpaceX raises an extra $100 million and is now worth an estimated $21.5 billion

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CNBC | 29/11/2017

CNBC Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised another $100 million as part of its latest funding round, according to new regulatory documents. In August, the space exploration company sold $349.9 million worth of shares, a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing showed. That amount has now risen to $449.9 million, a new filing showed on Monday, adding an extra […]

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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

JPMorgan buys fintech start-up WePay

A sign is seen outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase & Co in New York, in this file photo taken September 19, 2013. JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday it is aiming to save around $1.4 billion in annual expenses by cutting costs and simplifying businesses mainly in its consumer- and investment-banking units.  REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files    (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

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

Peugeot bets on utility cars, premium SUVs to boost Brazil sales

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Reuters | 18/10/2017

Reuters French car maker Peugeot SA on Wednesday said it was focusing on utility vehicles to lift its market share in Brazil and would offer a similar set of models as it sells in Europe. The plan is part of the company’s strategy to improve consumer perception of its products and, as a result, its […]

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Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

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TechCrunch | 18/10/2017

TechCrunch Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the past nine weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted multiple-choice questions about friends who then […]

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