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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

French agricultural group InVivo to buy garden retailer Jardiland

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Reuters | 14/11/2017

Reuters French agricultural group InVivo has agreed to buy gardening chain Jardiland to strengthen its position in a sector drawing competitors from do-it-yourself stores to internet distributors. InVivo’s retail division will acquire Jardiland from investment fund L-GAM, which will become a shareholder in InVivo Retail, InVivo CEO Thierry Blandinieres told reporters. Click here to read […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Pfizer Sells Stake in China’s Hisun, Ending Drugs Joint Venture

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Bloomberg | 14/11/2017

Bloomberg Pfizer Inc. has sold its stake in a joint venture with China’s Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals, reducing the U.S. drugmaker’s presence in one of the world’s largest and fast-growing pharmaceutical markets. The $295 million partnership was announced in 2011 and formalized a year later, and was meant to develop, manufacture and commercialize pharmaceutical products in China and throughout the world. Click here […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Hasbro Said to Make Bid for Toy Rival Mattel

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NY Times | 14/11/2017

The New York Times Hasbro has made a bid to acquire its chief rival Mattel, according to people briefed on the discussions, a move that would further consolidate the world’s toy industry. Hasbro made the takeover approach in recent months, these people said, as Mattel has struggled to revive some of its faded brands. It […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s bid, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles

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CNBC | 14/11/2017

CNBC Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm on Monday rejected rival Broadcom’s $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles. Shares of Qualcomm rose as much as 2.5 percent to $66.17, while those of Broadcom fell as much as 1.3 percent to $261.55. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

China’s Fosun Pharma to buy French drug distributor Tridem in overseas expansion push

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SCMP | 02/11/2017

SCMP The ambitious Chinese pharmaceutical company has been expanding its overseas presence in recent years, and the deal could give it access to the French company’s sales network in Africa Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group, one of China’s top drug companies, will buy all the shares in French drug distributor Tridem for 63 million euros (US$73 […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

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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Jean-Bernard Girault

Telecom Italia and Vivendi’s Canal+ agree content joint venture

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Reuters | 02/11/2017

Reuters The board of Telecom Italia (TIM) has approved the creation of a joint venture with French media group Vivendi’s pay-TV unit Canal+, strengthening the link between the Italian phone group and its biggest shareholder. Pooling resources will allow Canal+ and TIM to drive a harder bargain in the content war with bigger rivals such […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

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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Jean-Bernard Girault

Bayer cuts Monsanto deal value to $63.5 billion on revised debt

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Yahoo! Finance | 02/11/2017

Yahoo! Finance  German drugmaker Bayer has cut the value of its takeover of Monsanto by $2.5 billion, which combined with windfalls from asset sales means it may have to raise less than expected from shareholders. The Monsanto deal is now valued at $63.5 billion including debt, down from an initial $66 billion, because the U.S. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

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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