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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

China’s SenseTime valued at $4.5 billion after Alibaba-led funding

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| 11/04/2018

Reuters Chinese facial recognition technology developer SenseTime Group Ltd has tripled its worth in less than a year after a funding round, led by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, valued it at about $4.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. The fundraising comes during a government push to make China an international leader in […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Kering says decided to sell sport brand Volcom amid focus on luxury

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| 11/04/2018

Reuters French luxury group Kering said on Friday it had taken steps to sell skatewear label Volcom, its last remaining non luxury brand, as it focuses on its high-margin, high-end labels. Kering is also preparing to spin off German sportswear brand Puma, which will leave it with brands ranging from Gucci to Yves Saint Laurent. […]

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French bank Natixis buying into three M&A boutiques, bolsters China presence

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Deal street Asia | 14/03/2018

Deal street Asia France’s Natixis is buying stakes in three independent boutique advisory firms for an undisclosed sum that will diversify its investment banking activities and bolster its presence in China. The investments in Fenchurch Advisory Partners LLP, Vermilion Partners and Clipperton will reduce Natixis‘ common equity tier one ratio by around 8 basis points, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Google closes $1.1 billion deal for HTC design talent

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https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/30/16949366/google-htc-smartphone-pixel-design-team-deal-closed | 01/02/2018

TheVerge.com Google’s $1.1 billion deal to acquire most of HTC’s smartphone design division has officially closed. Hardware SVP Rick Osterloh announced the news in a blog post, hailing the arrival of an “incredibly talented team to work on even better and more innovative products in the years to come.”   Click here to read full […]

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Amazon’s first AWS cloud region in France officially opens for business

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https://venturebeat.com/2017/12/19/amazons-first-french-aws-cloud-region-officially-opens-for-business/ | 04/01/2018

Venture Beat   Amazon’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced that its first French datacenter is now officially open for business. The news comes a little more than a year after the cloud computing giant first revealed plans to open a new region in the French capital. The AWS EU (Paris) region has three availability zones, […]

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Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Puts Spotlight on France’s Carrefour

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| 05/10/2017

Bloomberg Carrefour SA, which pioneered the big-box supermarket combining food and general merchandise in the 1960s, has been stepping up efforts to fuse e-commerce and in-store shopping. Amazon.com Inc.’s $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods Market Inc. raises the ante for the French retailer. Click here to read full article

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Elliott says considering $18.5 billion offer for Oncor

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Bloomberg | 11/07/2017

Bloomberg Elliott Management Corp, the largest creditor of the bankrupt parent of Oncor Electric Delivery Co, said it was in the process of making an offer that values the utility at about $18.5 billion, including debt. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway last week offered $18.1 billion for the utility. Elliott, run by billionaire Paul Singer, said […]

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Norway’s Hydro in $3.2 billion deal for aluminum firm Sapa

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Reuters | 11/07/2017

Reuters Norwegian metals firm Norsk Hydro has agreed to take full ownership of aluminum products maker Sapa by buying a 50 percent stake from conglomerate Orkla, the companies said on Monday. The transaction values Sapa at 27 billion Norwegian crowns ($3.24 billion) on a debt-free basis. Hydro predicted it would see annual synergies of 200 […]

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China’s Wanda steps back from theme park, hotel drive with $9.3 billion Sunac deal

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CNBC | 11/07/2017

CNBC Dalian Wanda Group said it would sell Chinese tourism projects and hotels to Sunac China for $9.3 billion, marking a step back for the property giant from its theme park ambitions. The sale – the second-biggest real estate deal ever in China according to Reuters data – is however expected to help Wanda cut […]

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Amazon cornered Whole Foods into not seeking more bids, filing shows

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Reuters | 11/07/2017

Reuters Amazon.com Inc told Whole Foods Market Inc it would not engage in a sale process for the U.S. grocer that involved other bidders, a regulatory filing showed on Friday, shedding new light on the $13.7 billion acquisition. The previously undisclosed details on the negotiations show how Amazon used its deep pockets and brand as […]

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