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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

BNP Paribas expands in Poland with $1 billion Raiffeisen deal

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| 11/04/2018

Reuters BNP Paribas is increasing its presence in Poland with the 775 million euro ($954 million) purchase of Raiffeisen Bank International’s (RBI) main business in the European Union’s largest eastern economy.  The French bank said on Tuesday it will merge Raiffeisen Bank Polska, Poland’s tenth largest lender by assets, with BGZ BNP Paribas, which it bought […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

L’Oreal picked as preferred bidder for stake in South Korean cosmetics firm Nanda

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| 11/04/2018

Reuters. French cosmetics group L’Oreal SA has been picked as the preferred bidder to buy 70 percent of South Korean fashion and cosmetics firm Nanda, in a deal estimated at 400 billion won ($375 million), Korea Economic Daily reported on Tuesday, citing investment banking sources. The deal would make L’Oreal the latest foreign investor to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Uber to Buy Jump, Maker of Electric Bicycles, After Bike-Sharing Test

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| 11/04/2018

The New York Times Uber started a pilot program in San Francisco to allow its customers to reserve “pedal-assist” electric bicycles within its ride-hailing app in January. Now, Uber says it plans to buy the company behind the bike-sharing service and bring that capability to other cities around the world. In a blog post Monday morning, Uber […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

China’s Meituan Dianping acquires bike-sharing firm Mobike for $2.7 billion

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| 11/04/2018

CNBC Meituan Dianping, China’s largest provider of on-demand online services, is buying bike-sharing firm Mobike for $2.7 billion, in a deal that will intensify the rivalry of their common backer Tencent Holdings with Alibaba Group. Meituan announced the deal on Wednesday but did not disclose the value of the deal. Two sources told Reuters the […]

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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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Jean-Bernard Girault

Novartis CEO Spurs Rare-Disease Shift With $8.7 Billion Deal

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| 11/04/2018

Bloomberg Novartis AG agreed to acquire AveXis Inc. for $8.7 billion to gain a promising drug to treat a rare disease that afflicts infants, hastening a shift toward gene therapy and precision medicines. Shareholders of the Bannockburn, Illinois-based company will receive $218 a share in cash in a tender offer, Novartis said in a statement […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Orange in deal to beam satellite broadband to Europe

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| 11/04/2018

Financial Times Orange has reached a deal with Eutelsat to deliver satellite broadband across Europe, in the latest sign that traditional telecoms carriers are looking to the space sector to expand their reach. The French telecoms group will be a partner on the Paris-based satellite operator’s new Konnect VHTS satellite, which will offer “fibre-like” speeds […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Bouygues to Buy Swiss Utility Alpiq’s Engineering Services

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| 29/03/2018

New York Times France’s Bouygues is buying the engineering services business of Swiss utility Alpiq for 631 million pounds (850 million Swiss francs) to tap rising demand for energy services. The deal, announced on Monday, is the latest in a sector where technology and construction firms are looking to cash in on growing interest for […]

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Givaudan launches 1.3 billion euro bid for France’s Naturex

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| 29/03/2018

Reuters Swiss fragrance and flavor maker Givaudan  plans to launch an offer for French natural ingredients group Naturex after agreeing to buy a half-billion euro minority stake in the firm. Givaudan on Monday said it had agreed to buy a 40.6 percent stake in Naturex for 522 million euros ($645.66 million), or 135 euros per […]

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