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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

Paule Ka acquired by French entrepreneur Xavier Marie

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Fashion Network | 19/09/2017

Fashion Network In just a few seasons, Xavier Marie has built up a portfolio of French fashion labels. The founder and former CEO of Maisons du Monde has recently finalised another fashion investment, after acquiring majority stakes in Bonton and in the Rautureau group. According to a press release, Xavier Marie has now bought an […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Alwaleed to Buy 16% of Saudi Fransi From Credit Agricole

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Bloomberg | 19/09/2017

Bloomberg After struggling to find an international buyer, Credit Agricole SA is selling half its stake in Banque Saudi Fransi to billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal at a discount. Alwaleed will buy 16.2 percent of Banque Saudi Fransi from the French lender through his Kingdom Holding Co. in a deal valued at $1.54 billion, according […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

French state selling 4.1% stake in Engie as Macron seeks funds

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Cetus News | 19/09/2017

Cetus News The French state is selling a 4.1 per cent stake in Engie, the state-backed utility, as president Emmanuel Macron seeks funds for his policies while keeping deficit in line with EU rules. The sale, taking place on Tuesday through an accelerated book building, will reduce the state’s stake from about 29 per cent […]

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China’s Fosun Pharma to Buy Smaller Stake in India’s Gland Pharma for $1.1 Billion

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NY Times | 19/09/2017

NY Times Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group is trimming the size of the stake it will buy in India’s Gland Pharma to 74 percent for $1.1 billion (809 million pounds), in a bid to salvage the stalled deal that would be the biggest takeover by a Chinese firm in India. Fosun Pharma had struck a deal […]

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks signs contract with Iran Khodro

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CNBC | 19/09/2017

CNBC Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Trucks signed a contract on Tuesday with Tehran-based automaker Iran Khodro, parent company Daimler AG told Reuters, laying the foundation for resuming distribution of its trucks in Iran. The deal between Iran Khodro and Mercedes-Benz Trucks includes creating a joint company that provides sales and after-sale services in the Islamic Republic, Iran’s […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

BP Files for IPO of U.S. Pipeline Assets

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Telegraph | 19/09/2017

Telegraph BP is considering spinning off certain US pipeline assets in the US Gulf and Midwest in an initial public offering, the company said in a statement late on Tuesday. The potential IPO would structure the assets as a master-limited partnership, a frequently used corporate structure for pipeline companies. Click here to read full article […]

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Alphabet talks with Lyft about possible investment

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Reuters | 19/09/2017

Reuters Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) is in discussions with Lyft Inc about a possible investment in the ride-hailing company, potentially deepening an existing partnership between the two firms, a person familiar with the talks said on Thursday. An injection of support from one of Silicon Valley’s largest companies could be a boost to Lyft as the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

French Fashion Retailer Galeries Lafayette Teams Up With La Redoute For Glamorous Online Channel

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Forbes | 05/09/2017

Forbes Two of France’s oldest fashion retail brands have teamed up to offer a glamorous online experience and compete with Amazon of the U.S. and specialist online channels as Vente-Privée. Galeries Lafayette, created in 1893 on the Paris rue de Lafayette, has taken a majority stake in La Redoute, a catalogue sales specialist with roots […]

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Air France-KLM Shareholders Back Delta, China Eastern Minority Stakes

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Cetus News | 05/09/2017

Cetus News Air France-KLM shareholders backed Delta and China Eastern Airlines taking minority stakes in the airline to strengthen the partnership among three of the world’s biggest carriers. Click here to read full article

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Vivendi denies it controls Telecom Italia under Italian law

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Global Telecoms Business | 09/08/2017

Global Telecoms Business French media giant Vivendi said on Monday it has no “de facto control” over Telecom Italia under Italian law. Acknowledging “de facto control” over Telecom Italia would compel Vivendi to consolidate its accounts, including an adjusted net financial debt of 25 billion euros ($29.6 billion). Vivendi’s statement, albeit technical in its wording, […]

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