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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

EU’s Vestager Says Essilor-Luxottica Merger Requires Thorough Vetting

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NY Times | 05/09/2017

NY Times The proposed merger of Italian spectacles maker Luxottica with French lens manufacturer Essilor will require thorough vetting by European antitrust authorities, the head of the bloc’s competition watchdog said on Saturday. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

RTL to fully acquire video outfit SpotX in $145m deal as part of accelerated adtech strategy

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The Drum | 05/09/2017

The Drum Europe’s largest broadcaster RTL Group has announced it will take full ownership of video outfit SpotX, as it looks to adtech to diversify its revenue amid a “challenging” TV ad market. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Allianz to buy Nigeria’s Ensure Insurance Plc

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MarketWatch | 05/09/2017

MarketWatch Allianz SE (ALV.XE) has agreed to buy Nigeria’s Ensure Insurance Plc, the German insurer said on Wednesday. The Munich-based company, which hasn’t disclosed the value of the acquisition, said it has sealed a binding agreement to buy 98% of the Nigerian insurer from Greenoaks Global Holdings Ltd. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Siemens buys self-driving software specialist Tass

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Reuters | 05/09/2017

Reuters German industrial group Siemens has agreed to buy Dutch self-driving software specialist Tass International for an undisclosed sum to strengthen its automotive business, it said on Wednesday. Tass makes software that can simulate complex traffic scenarios, validate autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems and replicate the impact of a car crash on a […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Moscow says Schlumberger Russian oil services deal held up by U.S sanctions

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Reuters | 05/09/2017

Reuters The acquisition of Russia’s Eurasia Drilling Co (EDC) by U.S. oilfield services giant Schlumberger (SLB.N) has been held up by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Russian Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted as saying by local news services. Schlumberger applied to the watchdog for approval to buy the stake in late July in a deal […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Most Clariant Shareholders Support Merger Says Huntsman

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NY Times | 05/09/2017

NY Times The vast majority of Clariant’s shareholders support the Swiss chemical maker’s planned $20 billion merger with American peer Huntsman, Huntsman’s Chief Executive told Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag. “I have met between 150 and 200 shareholders in groups and in individual talks and explained the details of the merger to them,” Peter Huntsman […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Danone shares climb after takeover rumors, activist investor interest

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CNBC | 22/08/2017

CNBC Danone’s U.S.-listed shares rose nearly 7 percent on a report that Corvex Management now owns a stake of about $400 million and rumors surfaced of a possible takeover. Bloomberg reported that Keith Meister’s activist hedge fund has grown its stake in Danone because it thinks the company is greatly undervalued. The fund also reportedly […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Daimler and BMW May Merge Their Car-Sharing Divisions

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HYBRIDCARS | 22/08/2017

HYBRIDCARS Daimler’s Car2Go and BMW’s DriveNow may be merging their car-sharing services, according to a hint by the chief executive of DriveNow’s partner, Sixt. CEO Erich Sixt, who heads the Germany-based car rental company named after him, would not confirm that talks are under way, but suggested that it is in motion. “At the last […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Unilever to buy Blueair air purifiers

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REUTERS | 22/08/2017

REUTERS Unilever plans to buy Sweden’s Blueair, stepping into the air purification business, the company said on Tuesday. Unilever, whose large brands include Dove soap, Lipton tea and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, has been very active on the acquisition front. Last month it announced a deal for Dollar Shave Club, following a string of […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Sempra snatches Oncor from Buffett with $9.45 billion bid-sources

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NYTIMES | 22/08/2017

NYTIMES Bankrupt Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will abandon a deal to sell power transmission company Oncor to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc for $9 billion (6.9 billion pounds) and will accept a $9.45 billion bid for Oncor by Sempra Energy instead, people familiar with the matter said. The development represents a rare blow for […]

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