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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

Carmaker PSA buys controlling stake in Chinese group Jian Xin

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ET Auto | 14/02/2018

ET Auto French carmaker and Peugeot-owner PSA has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Chinese automotive spare parts distributor Jian Xin, with PSA looking to improve its performance in the lucrative Chinese market. PSA said the takeover, for which no price was disclosed, would help it establish a solid position in the Chinese aftermarket sales sector, and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Nestle buys majority stake in organic food company Terrafertil

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CNBC | 14/02/2018

CNBC Nestle said on Friday that it has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural and organic plant based foods. The move is the latest step by Nestle to expand its profile in healthy foods as it seeks to offset weakness in the packaged foods sector. Nestle did not say how much it […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Walgreens has made takeover approach to AmerisourceBergen

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The Wall Street Journal | 14/02/2018

The Wall Street Journal Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has made a takeover approach to drug distributor Amerisource Bergen Corp. ABC 0.29% , a move that could help boost profitability at the drugstore giant and insulate it against external threats in an increasingly competitive health-care landscape. Click here to read full article

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Tank-Maker General Dynamics Renews IT Bet with $6,8 Billion Deal

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Bloomberg | 14/02/2018

Bloomberg General Dynamics Corp., the maker of Abrams tanks and nuclear submarines, is making a record bet on reinvigorating its information-technology business. The U.S. defense contractor agreed to buy CSRA Inc. for about $6.8 billion to expand its computer-services offerings for government agencies and military customers. CSRA holders will receive $40.75 a share in cash, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Sanofi Throws Caution to the Wind

A logo is seen in front of the entrance at the headquarters French drugmaker Sanofi in Paris October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2018-01-29/sanofi-throws-caution-to-the-wind-in-ablynx-takeover | 01/02/2018

Bloomberg Paying a monster price is one way to secure a deal. Sanofi has applied this crude method twice in eight days. The French drugmaker’s reputation as a risk-averse acquirer needs revisiting. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Carrefour Announces a Strategic Partnership with Showroomprive

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Business Wire | 17/01/2018

Business Wire Carrefour, one of the global leaders in food retail, and Showroomprivé, Europe’s second-largest online private sales player, announced today the signing of a strategic agreement. In order to seal this partnership, Carrefour will acquire c. 17% of the share capital of Showroomprivé from Conforama, a subsidiary of the Steinhoff group. This partnership is […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

France’s Engie acquires two West African energy services companies

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters French utility Engie said on Tuesday it had acquired two West African industrial energy services companies – Afric Power and Tieri – in a bid to expand its business in the region. The two companies, which have offices in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, specialize in the manufacture and distribution of equipment […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

So close yet so far: China deal elusive for France’s Areva

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters A deal long sought by French company Areva to build a $12-billion nuclear waste reprocessing plant in China looks increasingly unlikely to go ahead despite a visit to Beijing by President Emmanuel Macron meant to drum up business. During Macron’s state visit this week, Areva and China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) signed a new […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Photocopier pioneer Xerox in talks for deal with Japan’s Fujifilm

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters Xerox Corp, under pressure to find new growth sources amid shrinking demand for its printer and copier business, is in talks for a deal with Japanese camera maker Fujifilm Holdings that could include a change in control of Xerox, the Wall Street Journal reported. Norwalk, Connecticut-based Xerox been targeted by activist investor Carl Icahn […]

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German lawmaker blasts EU for opposing Niki sale to Lufthansa

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Times of Malta | 04/01/2018

Times of Malta The German government will probably lose a €150 million government-backed loan to insolvent Air Berlin because the European Union opposed Lufthansa’s purchase of Air Berlin’s Austrian unit, Niki, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said on Sunday. The British Airways owner said on Friday that it would buy Niki for […]

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