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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

TF1 fails to reach Orange distribution deal

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Advanced Television | 14/02/2018

Advanced Television The TF1 Group has failed to reach an agreement with Orange for the continued distribution of its MYTF1 catch-up service and unencrypted channels. TF1 said it was “disappointed” with the outcome and noted that it had been successful in reaching broadcast deals with Altice and Bouygues in recent weeks. The terms of those […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

L’Oreal ready to buy Nestle stake in cosmetics leader

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Reuters | 14/02/2018

Reuters L‘Oreal on Friday underscored its readiness to buy Nestle’s 23 percent stake in the world’s biggest cosmetics firm were its Swiss shareholder to sell, saying it had access to cash and funding at its disposal. L‘Oreal said it could finance a purchase of the holding, now worth around 22.3 billion euros ($27.4 billion), with […]

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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

Grocery delivery startup Instacart is almost a unicorn

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Focus Company | 14/02/2018

Fast Company On demand grocery-delivery startup Instacart has raised a new $200 million round of funding. In total, the company has raised $900 million–not quite unicorn status. The money will no doubt be used to fuel its rivalry against Amazon, which is expanding its online grocery delivery service Fresh and building out new programs through its […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Walgreens has made takeover approach to AmerisourceBergen

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The Wall Street Journal | 14/02/2018

The Wall Street Journal Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has made a takeover approach to drug distributor Amerisource Bergen Corp. ABC 0.29% , a move that could help boost profitability at the drugstore giant and insulate it against external threats in an increasingly competitive health-care landscape. Click here to read full article

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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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Jean-Bernard Girault

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

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/technology/amazon-berkshire-hathaway-jpmorgan-health-care.html | 01/02/2018

NY Times Three corporate behemoths — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase — announced on Tuesday that they would form an independent health care company for their employees in the United States.   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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