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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

Nestle buys majority stake in organic food company Terrafertil

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CNBC | 14/02/2018

CNBC Nestle said on Friday that it has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural and organic plant based foods. The move is the latest step by Nestle to expand its profile in healthy foods as it seeks to offset weakness in the packaged foods sector. Nestle did not say how much it […]

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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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Tank-Maker General Dynamics Renews IT Bet with $6,8 Billion Deal

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Bloomberg | 14/02/2018

Bloomberg General Dynamics Corp., the maker of Abrams tanks and nuclear submarines, is making a record bet on reinvigorating its information-technology business. The U.S. defense contractor agreed to buy CSRA Inc. for about $6.8 billion to expand its computer-services offerings for government agencies and military customers. CSRA holders will receive $40.75 a share in cash, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Sanofi Throws Caution to the Wind

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https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2018-01-29/sanofi-throws-caution-to-the-wind-in-ablynx-takeover | 01/02/2018

Bloomberg Paying a monster price is one way to secure a deal. Sanofi has applied this crude method twice in eight days. The French drugmaker’s reputation as a risk-averse acquirer needs revisiting. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Thales drives cybersecurity forward for connected and autonomous cars

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https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=219446 | 01/02/2018

Webwire.com Connected cars are a reality, most modern vehicles on the road nowadays have some form of connectivity to the open world. This raises important challenges on multiple software integration and cybersecurity. To address this challenge, Thales, through its German company Sysgo, and Vector, the Stuttgart-based specialist for automotive embedded electronics founded a joint-venture to […]

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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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