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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

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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Jean-Bernard Girault

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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Total buys Engie’s upstream LNG business for $1.49 billion

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Platts | 14/11/2017

Platts Total has bought Engie’s portfolio of upstream LNG assets for $1.49 billion, the French oil and gas major said Wednesday. The deal would boost Total’s volumes to around 40 million mt/year of LNG by 2020, “making Total the second-largest global player among the majors with a worldwide market share of 10%,” said Patrick Pouyanne, […]

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Novartis to Buy French Cancer Specialist AAA for $3.9 Billion

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The New York Times | 02/11/2017

The New York Times Novartis has agreed to buy French-based Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) for $3.9 billion (£2.95 billion), giving it a platform in radiopharmaceuticals and access to a new therapy for the kind of cancer that killed Steve Jobs. The deal further strengthens the Swiss drugmaker’s oncology business, already boosted by the 2015 acquisition […]

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Lennar is buying a smaller rival for $9.3 billion to create America’s largest homebuilder

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Business Insider | 02/11/2017

Business Insider Lennar Corp said on Monday it would buy smaller rival CalAtlantic Group Inc in a stock-and-cash deal valued at about $9.3 billion, including debt, to create the largest homebuilder in the United States. CalAtlantic’s shares were up 8.8 percent at $44 in premarket trading, while Lennar’s shares were untraded. The implied value of the deal […]

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Uber rides into credit card market with no-fee credit card

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Chicago Tribune | 02/11/2017

Chicago Tribune Uber already has a home on your phone. Now it wants a place in your purse or wallet. The ride-hailing giant this week unveiled a new no-fee, co-branded credit card with British bank Barclays that it hopes becomes a major part of consumers’ everyday spending habit. Click here to read full article

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French VC fundraising shows startup money is pouring into Paris

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Independent | 18/10/2017

Independent Two of France’s bigger venture capitalists, Partech Ventures and Idinvest Partners, are closing funds this month, adding to recent examples of investors pouring money into European startup investments. Partech Ventures said on Monday it increased its latest venture fund to €400m (£354m) from the likes of Cisco, Nokia, Renault and others – more than it had initially anticipated when it closed […]

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AccorHotels clinches $1 billion deal to buy Mantra

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Business Recorder | 18/10/2017

Business Recorder France’s AccorHotels said Thursday it has reached a deal to buy Australian hotel operator Mantra for 900 million euros ($1 billion), in a move that will strengthen its “long-term grown in the Asia Pacific region”. The agreement, yet to be approved by Mantra shareholders, will see the Australian operator’s shares sold at AUD$3.96 […]

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Lufthansa to sign deal to buy half of Air Berlin

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Financial Times | 18/10/2017

Financial Times Lufthansa will buy more than half of Air Berlin, the lossmaking airline that filed for insolvency in August after losing the support of its biggest shareholder Etihad Airways. Air Berlin confirmed on Thursday that Germany’s largest carrier would buy Niki, its Austrian holiday airline, regional carrier LGW, as well as 20 other aircraft. […]

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BASF Starts Pricey Journey Into Seeds With $7 Billion Bayer Deal

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Bloomberg | 18/10/2017

Bloomberg BASF SE’s $7 billion acquisition of part of Bayer AG’s agricultural products business promises to be the start of a long and expensive journey into genetically-modified seeds. In its biggest-ever deal, BASF is purchasing Bayer seeds for mainstay crops including cotton and soybean, plus the herbicide brand Liberty, the Ludwigshafen, Germany-based company said on Friday. Other seed deals may […]

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