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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

France’s Fonciere des Regions enters UK market in $1.2 billion hotels takeover deal

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| 14/05/2018

Nasdaq French property group Fonciere des Regions made its first foray into the British market on Thursday, in a deal to buy 14 upmarket hotels from Starwood Capital for 858 million pounds ($1.2 billion). The transaction will also see InterContinental Hotels Group sign long-term leases for 13 of those 14 hotels, with IHG subsequently rebranding […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

General Electric Must Buy Alstom Stakes In Energy Joint Ventures For $3 Billion

A photo taken on June 23, 2014 in Belfort shows the logos of the French power and transport engineering company Alstom.  France on June 22 clinched a deal to take a stake in Alstom, a move aimed at preserving the country's strategic interests in the face of a bidding war for the French engineering giant. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON

| 14/05/2018

Investors General Electric (GE) will buy Alstom’s stakes in three energy joint ventures for 2.59 billion euros, equivalent to $3.1 billion, adding to GE’s exposure in a struggling market as the French company exercises its right to sell out. The Boston-based Dow Jones component acquired Alstom’s power business in November 2015 for roughly $10.6 billion, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Total and Sonatrach to launch engineering studies for a petrochemical project in Arzew

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| 14/05/2018

Oil Review Africa As part of the comprehensive partnership announced in 2017, Total has signed an agreement with Sonatrach to launch the engineering studies for a petrochemical project in Arzew, western Algeria. The project includes a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and a polypropylene production unit with an output capacity of 550,000 tonnes per year.According to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

France’s AccorHotels strikes deal to buy Chile hotel group Atton

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| 14/05/2018

Reuters French group AccorHotels has agreed to buy the management company behind Chile’s Atton Hotels for around $105 million, in a deal which AccorHotels said would boost its earnings and strengthen its position in Latin America. The Atton Hotels deal marks the latest example of AccorHotels’ ambitious takeover plans, and follows its acquisition last month […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Alibaba buys Rocket Internet’s Daraz to expand its e-commerce empire into South Asia

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| 14/05/2018

Tech Crunch Alibaba has expanded its e-commerce empire into South Asia after the Chinese internet giant acquired Daraz in an undisclosed deal. Daraz was founded in 2012 by Rocket Internet and today it operates in Pakistan as well as Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Rocket said in a statement that Alibaba has acquired the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Vodafone nears €18bn deal for chunk of Liberty Global

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| 14/05/2018

Financial Times Vodafone, one of the world’s largest telecoms operators, is close to buying large parts of John Malone’s European cable group Liberty Global in a deal worth about €18bn that will expand the UK company’s footprint across the continent.  The transaction will see Mr Malone, the US billionaire who controls Liberty Global through voting […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

WeDoctor raises US$500 million in private share sale

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| 14/05/2018

South China Morning Post WeDoctor Holdings, an online health care services provider backed by Tencent Holdings, has completed a US$500 million private share sale, in the second major equity financing deal in China’s nascent “health-tech” sector in three weeks. The share sale is “the largest pre-IPO financing ever in China’s technology-based medical and health care […]

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Walmart to buy controlling stake in India’s Flipkart for $16 billion

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| 14/05/2018

Reuters Walmart Inc. agreed to pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 percent stake in Indian online marketplace Flipkart, the U.S. retailer’s largest deal as it opens up another front to battle rival Amazon.com Inc in one of the world’s fledgling e-commerce markets. The deal, capping almost two years of on and off talks, will […]

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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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