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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

Telecom Italia and Vivendi’s Canal+ agree content joint venture

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Reuters | 02/11/2017

Reuters The board of Telecom Italia (TIM) has approved the creation of a joint venture with French media group Vivendi’s pay-TV unit Canal+, strengthening the link between the Italian phone group and its biggest shareholder. Pooling resources will allow Canal+ and TIM to drive a harder bargain in the content war with bigger rivals such […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

JPMorgan buys fintech start-up WePay

A sign is seen outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase & Co in New York, in this file photo taken September 19, 2013. JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday it is aiming to save around $1.4 billion in annual expenses by cutting costs and simplifying businesses mainly in its consumer- and investment-banking units.  REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files    (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

CNBC | 02/11/2017

CNBC JPMorgan has agreed to buy payments start-up WePay, in its first major acquisition of a financial technology (fintech) firm. The investment bank said Tuesday it would provide its 4 million small businesses clients with WePay’s payments technology. “With WePay, Chase is taking the work out of payments for both our business clients and the software […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Lennar is buying a smaller rival for $9.3 billion to create America’s largest homebuilder

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Business Insider | 02/11/2017

Business Insider Lennar Corp said on Monday it would buy smaller rival CalAtlantic Group Inc in a stock-and-cash deal valued at about $9.3 billion, including debt, to create the largest homebuilder in the United States. CalAtlantic’s shares were up 8.8 percent at $44 in premarket trading, while Lennar’s shares were untraded. The implied value of the deal […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Bayer cuts Monsanto deal value to $63.5 billion on revised debt

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Yahoo! Finance | 02/11/2017

Yahoo! Finance  German drugmaker Bayer has cut the value of its takeover of Monsanto by $2.5 billion, which combined with windfalls from asset sales means it may have to raise less than expected from shareholders. The Monsanto deal is now valued at $63.5 billion including debt, down from an initial $66 billion, because the U.S. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Uber rides into credit card market with no-fee credit card

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Chicago Tribune | 02/11/2017

Chicago Tribune Uber already has a home on your phone. Now it wants a place in your purse or wallet. The ride-hailing giant this week unveiled a new no-fee, co-branded credit card with British bank Barclays that it hopes becomes a major part of consumers’ everyday spending habit. Click here to read full article

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French VC fundraising shows startup money is pouring into Paris

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Independent | 18/10/2017

Independent Two of France’s bigger venture capitalists, Partech Ventures and Idinvest Partners, are closing funds this month, adding to recent examples of investors pouring money into European startup investments. Partech Ventures said on Monday it increased its latest venture fund to €400m (£354m) from the likes of Cisco, Nokia, Renault and others – more than it had initially anticipated when it closed […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Peugeot bets on utility cars, premium SUVs to boost Brazil sales

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Reuters | 18/10/2017

Reuters French car maker Peugeot SA on Wednesday said it was focusing on utility vehicles to lift its market share in Brazil and would offer a similar set of models as it sells in Europe. The plan is part of the company’s strategy to improve consumer perception of its products and, as a result, its […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

AccorHotels clinches $1 billion deal to buy Mantra

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Business Recorder | 18/10/2017

Business Recorder France’s AccorHotels said Thursday it has reached a deal to buy Australian hotel operator Mantra for 900 million euros ($1 billion), in a move that will strengthen its “long-term grown in the Asia Pacific region”. The agreement, yet to be approved by Mantra shareholders, will see the Australian operator’s shares sold at AUD$3.96 […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

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TechCrunch | 18/10/2017

TechCrunch Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the past nine weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted multiple-choice questions about friends who then […]

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Lufthansa to sign deal to buy half of Air Berlin

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Financial Times | 18/10/2017

Financial Times Lufthansa will buy more than half of Air Berlin, the lossmaking airline that filed for insolvency in August after losing the support of its biggest shareholder Etihad Airways. Air Berlin confirmed on Thursday that Germany’s largest carrier would buy Niki, its Austrian holiday airline, regional carrier LGW, as well as 20 other aircraft. […]

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