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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

Grocery delivery startup Instacart is almost a unicorn

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Focus Company | 14/02/2018

Fast Company On demand grocery-delivery startup Instacart has raised a new $200 million round of funding. In total, the company has raised $900 million–not quite unicorn status. The money will no doubt be used to fuel its rivalry against Amazon, which is expanding its online grocery delivery service Fresh and building out new programs through its […]

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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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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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SoftBank Flirts With Wireless Unit IPO that Could Be Japan’s Biggest in Two Decades

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Fortune | 17/01/2018

Fortune SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business—a move that could reportedly raise $18 billion and would accelerate the conglomerate’s transformation into one of the world’s biggest tech investors. A spin-off—potentially the biggest IPO by a Japanese company in nearly two decades—would give the unit more autonomy and […]

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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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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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Shares in Ocado surge after company announces deal with French supermarket Groupe Casino

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Independent | 29/11/2017

Independent Shares in Ocado surged by more than 20 per cent on Tuesday after the online supermarket announced that it had struck a deal to cooperate with French retailer Groupe Casino. Ocado said that it had sealed a deal with Casino for the latter to use its e-commerce platform to help bolster its online business. As part […]

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Meredith Buying Time Inc. for About $1.8 Billion

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| 29/11/2017

Time Meredith Corp. announced Sunday that it is buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion, a deal CEO Stephen Lacy called “a transformative and financially compelling growth opportunity” that joins two giant magazine companies. Meredith brings with it a magazine portfolio that includes Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, allrecipes and Shape, while Time Inc. […]

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Amazon Agrees to Sell Some Cloud Assets to Chinese Partner

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Bloomberg | 14/11/2017

Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc. agreed to sell some of its Chinese cloud assets to its local partner but said it’s committed to a domestic market for internet-based computing that could be worth $30 billion. Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. will buy servers and other unspecified “operational assets” in the country’s capital from Amazon Web Services for as much as 2 […]

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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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