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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

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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Jean-Bernard Girault

France’s Engie acquires two West African energy services companies

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters French utility Engie said on Tuesday it had acquired two West African industrial energy services companies – Afric Power and Tieri – in a bid to expand its business in the region. The two companies, which have offices in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, specialize in the manufacture and distribution of equipment […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

So close yet so far: China deal elusive for France’s Areva

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters A deal long sought by French company Areva to build a $12-billion nuclear waste reprocessing plant in China looks increasingly unlikely to go ahead despite a visit to Beijing by President Emmanuel Macron meant to drum up business. During Macron’s state visit this week, Areva and China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) signed a new […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Dropbox Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO

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Bloomberg | 17/01/2018

Bloomberg Dropbox Inc., the file-sharing private company valued at $10 billion, has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will lead the potential listing, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the filing wasn’t public. Dropbox is talking […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

SoftBank Flirts With Wireless Unit IPO that Could Be Japan’s Biggest in Two Decades

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Fortune | 17/01/2018

Fortune SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business—a move that could reportedly raise $18 billion and would accelerate the conglomerate’s transformation into one of the world’s biggest tech investors. A spin-off—potentially the biggest IPO by a Japanese company in nearly two decades—would give the unit more autonomy and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

$11 billion biotech binge fuels forecasts of 2018 M&A surge

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters An $11 billion burst of biotech bids in just four days has fuelled expectations of a 2018 surge in life science deals as large drugmakers shop for promising assets from smaller rivals. Separate reports on Monday by consultancy EY and law firm Baker McKenzie both predict a significant rise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Photocopier pioneer Xerox in talks for deal with Japan’s Fujifilm

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters Xerox Corp, under pressure to find new growth sources amid shrinking demand for its printer and copier business, is in talks for a deal with Japanese camera maker Fujifilm Holdings that could include a change in control of Xerox, the Wall Street Journal reported. Norwalk, Connecticut-based Xerox been targeted by activist investor Carl Icahn […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Gupta’s GFG Alliance to Acquire Glencore Coal Mine in Australia

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Bloomberg | 04/01/2018

Bloomberg GFG Alliance, the acquisitive group led by U.K. businessman Sanjeev Gupta, agreed to purchase an Australian coal mine from Glencore Plc to feed its steel operations in the country. London-based GFG signed a binding agreement to buy Glencore’s Tahmoor underground mining operation in New South Wales state, it said in an emailed statement Tuesday. The deal is a key […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Is Softbank Uber’s Savior?

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Forbes | 04/01/2018

Forbes Uber secured another round of investment to shore up its dwindling balance sheet. Softbank’s tender offer injected $1.25 billion of fresh capital into the company, while giving seed investors who chose to cash out a whopping 360,000% return on their investment. Softbank’s CEO, Masayoshi Son has made a fortune from his prior big bets on Yahoo, […]

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