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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

Chinese startup Toutiao raising funds at over $20 billion valuation

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REUTERS | 22/08/2017

REUTERS Chinese news aggregator Toutiao, backed by Sequoia Capital and CCB International, is raising at least $2 billion at a valuation of over $20 billion in its latest funding round, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The fundraising comes after the startup raised $1 billion at an $11 billion valuation toward the end of […]

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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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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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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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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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Faurecia will supply seats to GM’s China JV

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AUTONEWS | 25/07/2017

AUTONEWS French supplier Faurecia has formed a joint venture with Chinese parts supplier Liuzhou Wuling Industry Co. to build seats for SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., General Motors’ joint venture. The seat joint venture was incorporated last week in the southwest China city of Liuzhou, according to Faurecia. The partnership will produce complete seats, frames and other […]

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Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma to buy Israel’s Neuroderm for $1.1 billion

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NASDAQ | 25/07/2017

NASDAQ NeuroDerm Ltd. (NDRM), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing central nervous system product candidates, announced Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. for $39 per share in cash. The deal implies an equity value of approximately 41.1 billion. The transaction has received unanimous approval […]

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Blackstone and CVC Bid for British Payments Processor Paysafe

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NYTIMES | 25/07/2017

NYTIMES LONDON — As more people shop online, the race is heating up to grab a slice of the infrastructure that makes e-commerce go. Financial companies are targeting the firms that process payments over the internet, and on Friday, the private equity groups Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners teamed up to make a 2.9 billion […]

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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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