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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

Axa chief defends controversial XL Group deal

| 29/03/2018

Financial Times The chief executive of French insurer Axa has admitted that it may take more than a year to convince investors that his €12.4bn acquisition of Bermuda’s XL Group is a positive move. Thomas Buberl told the Financial Times that he understood investors’ concerns about what he described as a “strategic decision”. Click here […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Casino Group: Amazon and Monoprix join forces to innovate on behalf of Prime Now customers

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| 29/03/2018

Nasdaq Amazon and Monoprix today announced they are joining forces to bring grocery items sourced from Monoprix to Prime Now service customers in Paris and its neighborhood this year. Grocery items sourced from Monoprix will be available in the Prime Now app and web site through a dedicated virtual store. More than a banner, Monoprix […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Salesforce Buys MuleSoft for $6.5 Billion in Expansion Quest

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| 29/03/2018

Bloomberg Salesforce Inc. agreed to buy MuleSoft Inc. for about $6.5 billion in its largest-ever acquisition, as the market leader in customer-relationship software makes an aggressive play for new products and corporate users. San Francisco-based Salesforce is paying $36 in cash and 0.0711 shares of its common stock for each MuleSoft share, according to a statement. That’s 36 percent […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Akzo Nobel to sell chemicals arm to Carlyle Group, Singapore wealth fund for $12.4 billion

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| 29/03/2018

CNCB Akzo Nobel has agreed to sell its specialty chemicals business to U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group and Singapore’s GIC for 10.1 billion euros ($12.6 billion), including debt. The net proceeds of the deal are expected to amount to 7.5 billion euros, Akzo said, with the bulk going to shareholders. Akzo first announced plans to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Uber to sell south-east Asia business to competitor Grab

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| 29/03/2018

The Guardian Uber is selling its south-east Asian ride-hailing and food delivery business to bigger regional rival Grab, as its seeks to cut losses ahead of a potential stock market flotation next year. The move marks the US company’s third major retreat overseas, following its exit from China in 2016 and Russia last year. Uber lost […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Novartis sells joint venture stake to GSK for $13 billion

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| 29/03/2018

Washington Post Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis is selling its stake in a consumer health care joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline to the British company for $13 billion. The joint venture was formed in 2015 and Novartis holds a 36.5-percent stake. Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan said in a statement Tuesday that it “is progressing well,” but “the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

France signs deals worth $16 billion in India

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Reuters | 14/03/2018

Reuters French and Indian companies signed contracts worth 13 billion euros (£16 billion) on the first day of President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India on Saturday. The deals involve companies including Safran, Spice Jet, Suez, Air Liquide and Sterlite. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

French bank Natixis buying into three M&A boutiques, bolsters China presence

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Deal street Asia | 14/03/2018

Deal street Asia France’s Natixis is buying stakes in three independent boutique advisory firms for an undisclosed sum that will diversify its investment banking activities and bolster its presence in China. The investments in Fenchurch Advisory Partners LLP, Vermilion Partners and Clipperton will reduce Natixis‘ common equity tier one ratio by around 8 basis points, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Carrefour Brasil plans to expand; considers purchases and partnerships

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Reuters | 14/03/2018

Reuters Carrefour Brasil, one of Brazil’s largest retailers, plans to aggressively expand its store network, and will consider acquisitions and partnerships as part of that drive, executives said on Monday. Overall, the company plans to open 20 wholesale stores in 2018, 10 Carrefour Market stores, and 20 Carrefour Express convenience stores. It also plans to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Nissan in talks to buy France’s Renault stake in merger prelude

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Japan Times | 14/03/2018

Japan Times Renault SA and alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. are discussing plans for a closer tie-up in which the Japanese carmaker would acquire the bulk of the French state’s 15 percent Renault stake, people close to the matter said. The carmakers are in talks with government officials over proposals by Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn […]

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