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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

Bacardi Buys Patron, Valuing Tequila Maker at $5.1 Billion

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-patron-m-a-bacardi/bacardi-to-buy-out-patron-tequila-in-5-1-billion-deal-idUSKBN1FB2W2 | 01/02/2018

Reuters Bacardi Ltd. is tapping into the fast-growing market for tequila by acquiring Patron Spirits International AG in a deal valuing the company at $5.1 billion.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

SAP Goes Big on the Cloud With $2.4 Billion Buy of Sales Software Firm Callidus

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http://fortune.com/2018/01/30/sap-cloud-computing-callidus-sales-software/ | 01/02/2018

Fortune Europe’s top technology company SAP announced a $2.4 billion U.S. acquisition to help it boost revenues from its cloud platform and CEO Bill McDermott said it would streamline its overall business this year to bolster margins.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 6:  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos xxxxxxxxxxxx during a press conference on September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/technology/amazon-berkshire-hathaway-jpmorgan-health-care.html | 01/02/2018

NY Times Three corporate behemoths — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase — announced on Tuesday that they would form an independent health care company for their employees in the United States.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Google closes $1.1 billion deal for HTC design talent

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https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/30/16949366/google-htc-smartphone-pixel-design-team-deal-closed | 01/02/2018

TheVerge.com Google’s $1.1 billion deal to acquire most of HTC’s smartphone design division has officially closed. Hardware SVP Rick Osterloh announced the news in a blog post, hailing the arrival of an “incredibly talented team to work on even better and more innovative products in the years to come.”   Click here to read full […]

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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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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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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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