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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

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

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

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

Netflix buys comics publisher Millarworld to feed films and TV

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REUTERS | 09/08/2017

REUTERS Netflix Inc on Monday said it has bought comics publisher Millarworld, bringing on board renowned comic book writer Mark Millar and a host of character franchises it can mine for TV shows and movies. It is the first acquisition by Netflix, the 20-year-old streaming-video pioneer that is building a library of original series and […]

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U.S. card firm Vantiv goes global with $10 billion Worldpay buy

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NY DAILY NEWS | 08/08/2017

NY Daily News U.S. credit card processor Vantiv agreed to buy Britain’s Worldpay for 7.7 billion pounds ($10 billion) on Wednesday in a move expected to trigger further deals. Payments companies have become targets for credit card companies and banks seeking to capitalize on a switch from cash transactions to paying by smartphone or other […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

PSA completes £1.9bn deal with GM to buy Opel and Vauxhall

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AUTONEWS | 08/08/2017

AUTONEWS PSA Group officially becomes the second largest carmaker in Europe with aquisition of GM’s European brands. The PSA Group’s £1.9bn acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors is now complete, and the enlarged PSA Group is now the second largest carmaker in Europe with a 17 per cent market share, trailing only the […]

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Malaysia’s CIMB to partner Alipay for mobile payment platform

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REUTERS | 25/07/2017

REUTERS CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, Malaysia’s second-biggest bank, on Monday said its subsidiary will form an equity joint venture with Ant Financial Services Group, the parent of Alipay, to provide mobile wallet and related financial services. The CIMB unit, Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd, will be majority shareholder and Ant Financial a minority shareholder, the […]

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Ride-hailing firm Grab to get $2.5 billion as firms pump funds into SE Asia startups

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CNBC | 25/07/2017

CNBC Southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab said it expects to raise about $2.5 billion in fresh funds from China’s Didi Chuxing, Japan’s Softbank Group and others to bolster dominance in the region and grow its fledging mobile payments business. Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing platform that has triumphed over Uber in the mainland market, and […]

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