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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

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

Bacardi Buys Patron, Valuing Tequila Maker at $5.1 Billion

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-patron-m-a-bacardi/bacardi-to-buy-out-patron-tequila-in-5-1-billion-deal-idUSKBN1FB2W2 | 01/02/2018

Reuters Bacardi Ltd. is tapping into the fast-growing market for tequila by acquiring Patron Spirits International AG in a deal valuing the company at $5.1 billion.   Click here to read full article

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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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Jean-Bernard Girault

France’s Lactalis to pay $600 million for Brazil’s Itambé

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Reuters | 13/12/2017

Reuters Groupe Lactalis SA on Tuesday announced plans to buy Brazilian dairy company Itambé Alimentos SA in the first half of 2018, as the French group expands in Latin America’s largest economy with its second major acquisition in recent years. Lactalis will pay about $600 million to the cooperative that owns Itambé, according to 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

Europe’s biggest mall owner buys Westfield for $25bn

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The Guardian | 13/12/2017

The Guardian Europe’s biggest commercial property company is to buy Westfield, the Australian company behind the UK’s two highest-earning shopping centres, in a $25bn (£19bn) deal that will create the world’s largest mall operator. Unibail-Rodamco of France, which owns Forum des Halles in Paris, plans to roll out Westfield centres in Europe and the US. The […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover

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BBC | 13/12/2017

BBC Walt Disney is close to confirming a deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for about $60bn, reports say. The sale would include the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Sky and Star satellite broadcasters in the UK, Europe and Asia. Disney was left as the front runner after Comcast, the NBC […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

LVMH buys control of Napa winery Colgin Cellars

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Decanter | 29/11/2017

Decanter LVMH, the French luxury goods group that includes Krug and Dom Pérignon Champagne, has signed a deal to buy control of cult Napa winery Colgin Cellars, in the latest in a string of wine estate deals this year. LVMH said on Tuesday 21th November that it had agreed to buy 60% of Colgin Cellars, which has […]

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