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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

China’s SenseTime valued at $4.5 billion after Alibaba-led funding

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| 11/04/2018

Reuters Chinese facial recognition technology developer SenseTime Group Ltd has tripled its worth in less than a year after a funding round, led by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, valued it at about $4.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. The fundraising comes during a government push to make China an international leader in […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

France signs deals worth $16 billion in India

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Reuters | 14/03/2018

Reuters French and Indian companies signed contracts worth 13 billion euros (£16 billion) on the first day of President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India on Saturday. The deals involve companies including Safran, Spice Jet, Suez, Air Liquide and Sterlite. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

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

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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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Jean-Bernard Girault

China conditionally approves Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto

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MarketWatch | 14/03/2018

MarketWatch China’s Commerce Ministry said Tuesday it has approved Bayer AG’s plan to buy Monsanto Co. but the buyer will have to spin off some assets, among other conditions. The Chinese government started the antitrust review early last year and concluded that the German firm must dispose its global vegetable-seeds business and other seeds assets, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

This big cryptocurrency acquisition could create a Wall Street-style financial giant

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Fortune | 27/02/2018

Fortune Circle, a cryptocurrency-focused financial-services firm, will announce today that it is buying crypto exchange Poloniex—a move that immediately makes Circle one of the largest and most influential companies in the industry. Fortune’s Robert Hackett profiles a company that hopes to leverage the technology behind Bitcoin to become the bank of the next century. Click […]

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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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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

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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