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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

Carmaker PSA buys controlling stake in Chinese group Jian Xin

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ET Auto | 14/02/2018

ET Auto French carmaker and Peugeot-owner PSA has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Chinese automotive spare parts distributor Jian Xin, with PSA looking to improve its performance in the lucrative Chinese market. PSA said the takeover, for which no price was disclosed, would help it establish a solid position in the Chinese aftermarket sales sector, and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Nestle buys majority stake in organic food company Terrafertil

A Nestle logo is pictured on a Milo tin in a showroom at the company headquarters in Vevey

CNBC | 14/02/2018

CNBC Nestle said on Friday that it has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural and organic plant based foods. The move is the latest step by Nestle to expand its profile in healthy foods as it seeks to offset weakness in the packaged foods sector. Nestle did not say how much it […]

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Sanofi Throws Caution to the Wind

A logo is seen in front of the entrance at the headquarters French drugmaker Sanofi in Paris October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2018-01-29/sanofi-throws-caution-to-the-wind-in-ablynx-takeover | 01/02/2018

Bloomberg Paying a monster price is one way to secure a deal. Sanofi has applied this crude method twice in eight days. The French drugmaker’s reputation as a risk-averse acquirer needs revisiting. Click here to read full article

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Thales drives cybersecurity forward for connected and autonomous cars

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https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=219446 | 01/02/2018

Webwire.com Connected cars are a reality, most modern vehicles on the road nowadays have some form of connectivity to the open world. This raises important challenges on multiple software integration and cybersecurity. To address this challenge, Thales, through its German company Sysgo, and Vector, the Stuttgart-based specialist for automotive embedded electronics founded a joint-venture to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Brazil gives antitrust approval to Lactalis purchase of Itambé

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-itambe-m-a-lactalis/brazil-gives-antitrust-approval-to-lactalis-purchase-of-itamb-idUSKBN1FJ26X | 01/02/2018

Reuters Brazilian antitrust agency Cade approved on Monday the sale of dairy company Itambé Alimentos SA to France’s Groupe Lactalis SA, according to the Tuesday edition of the federal government’s official gazette.   Click here to read full article

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Bacardi Buys Patron, Valuing Tequila Maker at $5.1 Billion

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-patron-m-a-bacardi/bacardi-to-buy-out-patron-tequila-in-5-1-billion-deal-idUSKBN1FB2W2 | 01/02/2018

Reuters Bacardi Ltd. is tapping into the fast-growing market for tequila by acquiring Patron Spirits International AG in a deal valuing the company at $5.1 billion.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

SAP Goes Big on the Cloud With $2.4 Billion Buy of Sales Software Firm Callidus

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http://fortune.com/2018/01/30/sap-cloud-computing-callidus-sales-software/ | 01/02/2018

Fortune Europe’s top technology company SAP announced a $2.4 billion U.S. acquisition to help it boost revenues from its cloud platform and CEO Bill McDermott said it would streamline its overall business this year to bolster margins.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

French watchdog clears Galeries Lafayette’s buy of La Redoute

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reutersgame France’s competition authority on Wednesday approved plans by upmarket department store chain Galeries Lafayette to buy online fashion and homeware retailer La Redoute in a deal that will accelerate its digital expansion. The antitrust clearance means the new group will have combined sales of 4.5 billion euros, which the group expects to climb to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Carrefour Announces a Strategic Partnership with Showroomprive

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Business Wire | 17/01/2018

Business Wire Carrefour, one of the global leaders in food retail, and Showroomprivé, Europe’s second-largest online private sales player, announced today the signing of a strategic agreement. In order to seal this partnership, Carrefour will acquire c. 17% of the share capital of Showroomprivé from Conforama, a subsidiary of the Steinhoff group. This partnership is […]

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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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