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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

Credit Agricole Unit Agrees to buy Italy Wealth Manager Leonardo

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Bloomberg | 14/11/2017

Bloomberg Credit Agricole SA agreed to buy a controlling stake in Italian wealth manager Banca Leonardo and will make an offer for the rest of the company. Indosuez Wealth Management, a unit of the French bank, agreed to purchase 67.67 percent of Leonardo from a group of shareholders that include Exor SA and Eurazeo SA, Credit […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Hasbro Said to Make Bid for Toy Rival Mattel

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NY Times | 14/11/2017

The New York Times Hasbro has made a bid to acquire its chief rival Mattel, according to people briefed on the discussions, a move that would further consolidate the world’s toy industry. Hasbro made the takeover approach in recent months, these people said, as Mattel has struggled to revive some of its faded brands. It […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

China’s Fosun Pharma to buy French drug distributor Tridem in overseas expansion push

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SCMP | 02/11/2017

SCMP The ambitious Chinese pharmaceutical company has been expanding its overseas presence in recent years, and the deal could give it access to the French company’s sales network in Africa Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group, one of China’s top drug companies, will buy all the shares in French drug distributor Tridem for 63 million euros (US$73 […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Novartis to Buy French Cancer Specialist AAA for $3.9 Billion

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The New York Times | 02/11/2017

The New York Times Novartis has agreed to buy French-based Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) for $3.9 billion (£2.95 billion), giving it a platform in radiopharmaceuticals and access to a new therapy for the kind of cancer that killed Steve Jobs. The deal further strengthens the Swiss drugmaker’s oncology business, already boosted by the 2015 acquisition […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Telecom Italia and Vivendi’s Canal+ agree content joint venture

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Reuters | 02/11/2017

Reuters The board of Telecom Italia (TIM) has approved the creation of a joint venture with French media group Vivendi’s pay-TV unit Canal+, strengthening the link between the Italian phone group and its biggest shareholder. Pooling resources will allow Canal+ and TIM to drive a harder bargain in the content war with bigger rivals such […]

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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

Lennar is buying a smaller rival for $9.3 billion to create America’s largest homebuilder

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Business Insider | 02/11/2017

Business Insider Lennar Corp said on Monday it would buy smaller rival CalAtlantic Group Inc in a stock-and-cash deal valued at about $9.3 billion, including debt, to create the largest homebuilder in the United States. CalAtlantic’s shares were up 8.8 percent at $44 in premarket trading, while Lennar’s shares were untraded. The implied value of the deal […]

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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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