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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

BNP Paribas expands in Poland with $1 billion Raiffeisen deal

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| 11/04/2018

Reuters BNP Paribas is increasing its presence in Poland with the 775 million euro ($954 million) purchase of Raiffeisen Bank International’s (RBI) main business in the European Union’s largest eastern economy.  The French bank said on Tuesday it will merge Raiffeisen Bank Polska, Poland’s tenth largest lender by assets, with BGZ BNP Paribas, which it bought […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

L’Oreal picked as preferred bidder for stake in South Korean cosmetics firm Nanda

l'oreal

| 11/04/2018

Reuters. French cosmetics group L’Oreal SA has been picked as the preferred bidder to buy 70 percent of South Korean fashion and cosmetics firm Nanda, in a deal estimated at 400 billion won ($375 million), Korea Economic Daily reported on Tuesday, citing investment banking sources. The deal would make L’Oreal the latest foreign investor to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Novartis CEO Spurs Rare-Disease Shift With $8.7 Billion Deal

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| 11/04/2018

Bloomberg Novartis AG agreed to acquire AveXis Inc. for $8.7 billion to gain a promising drug to treat a rare disease that afflicts infants, hastening a shift toward gene therapy and precision medicines. Shareholders of the Bannockburn, Illinois-based company will receive $218 a share in cash in a tender offer, Novartis said in a statement […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Orange in deal to beam satellite broadband to Europe

orange

| 11/04/2018

Financial Times Orange has reached a deal with Eutelsat to deliver satellite broadband across Europe, in the latest sign that traditional telecoms carriers are looking to the space sector to expand their reach. The French telecoms group will be a partner on the Paris-based satellite operator’s new Konnect VHTS satellite, which will offer “fibre-like” speeds […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Bouygues to Buy Swiss Utility Alpiq’s Engineering Services

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| 29/03/2018

New York Times France’s Bouygues is buying the engineering services business of Swiss utility Alpiq for 631 million pounds (850 million Swiss francs) to tap rising demand for energy services. The deal, announced on Monday, is the latest in a sector where technology and construction firms are looking to cash in on growing interest for […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Givaudan launches 1.3 billion euro bid for France’s Naturex

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| 29/03/2018

Reuters Swiss fragrance and flavor maker Givaudan  plans to launch an offer for French natural ingredients group Naturex after agreeing to buy a half-billion euro minority stake in the firm. Givaudan on Monday said it had agreed to buy a 40.6 percent stake in Naturex for 522 million euros ($645.66 million), or 135 euros per […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Axa chief defends controversial XL Group deal

| 29/03/2018

Financial Times The chief executive of French insurer Axa has admitted that it may take more than a year to convince investors that his €12.4bn acquisition of Bermuda’s XL Group is a positive move. Thomas Buberl told the Financial Times that he understood investors’ concerns about what he described as a “strategic decision”. Click here […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Casino Group: Amazon and Monoprix join forces to innovate on behalf of Prime Now customers

©IAN LANGSDON/EPA/MAXPPP - epa06632299 The logo of French supermarket brand Monoprix, in Paris, France, 27 March 2018. Monoprix, a supermarket which is part of the Casino group, is set to strike a deal to sell some of its goods via US online retail giant Amazon. The deal is expected to go into action in the second quarter of 2018.  EPA-EFE/IAN LANGSDON

| 29/03/2018

Nasdaq Amazon and Monoprix today announced they are joining forces to bring grocery items sourced from Monoprix to Prime Now service customers in Paris and its neighborhood this year. Grocery items sourced from Monoprix will be available in the Prime Now app and web site through a dedicated virtual store. More than a banner, Monoprix […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Salesforce Buys MuleSoft for $6.5 Billion in Expansion Quest

salesforce

| 29/03/2018

Bloomberg Salesforce Inc. agreed to buy MuleSoft Inc. for about $6.5 billion in its largest-ever acquisition, as the market leader in customer-relationship software makes an aggressive play for new products and corporate users. San Francisco-based Salesforce is paying $36 in cash and 0.0711 shares of its common stock for each MuleSoft share, according to a statement. That’s 36 percent […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

French bank Natixis buying into three M&A boutiques, bolsters China presence

L'immeuble de Natixis à Charenton

Deal street Asia | 14/03/2018

Deal street Asia France’s Natixis is buying stakes in three independent boutique advisory firms for an undisclosed sum that will diversify its investment banking activities and bolster its presence in China. The investments in Fenchurch Advisory Partners LLP, Vermilion Partners and Clipperton will reduce Natixis‘ common equity tier one ratio by around 8 basis points, […]

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