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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

BMW eyes possible electric vehicle joint venture in China-sources

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Reuters | 18/10/2017

Reuters German luxury automaker BMW is looking to form a joint venture with Great Wall Motor in China, which could focus on electric vehicles, according to two sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday. A venture with Great Wall, whose Hong-Kong listed shares leapt 20 percent on the news, would be BMW’s second in the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

BASF Starts Pricey Journey Into Seeds With $7 Billion Bayer Deal

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Bloomberg | 18/10/2017

Bloomberg BASF SE’s $7 billion acquisition of part of Bayer AG’s agricultural products business promises to be the start of a long and expensive journey into genetically-modified seeds. In its biggest-ever deal, BASF is purchasing Bayer seeds for mainstay crops including cotton and soybean, plus the herbicide brand Liberty, the Ludwigshafen, Germany-based company said on Friday. Other seed deals may […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Suez finalizes GE Water deal, confirms synergy targets

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| 05/10/2017

Reuters French waste and water group Suez said on Monday it had finalized its 3.2 billion euros ($3.4 billion) acquisition of GE Water, and confirmed its synergy outlook for the deal. He added that in the next three to five years, synergies should add another $200 million of revenue, although he did not reiterate his […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Puts Spotlight on France’s Carrefour

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| 05/10/2017

Bloomberg Carrefour SA, which pioneered the big-box supermarket combining food and general merchandise in the 1960s, has been stepping up efforts to fuse e-commerce and in-store shopping. Amazon.com Inc.’s $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods Market Inc. raises the ante for the French retailer. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Alstom, Siemens to merge rail businesses to counter China’s CRRC

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| 05/10/2017

CNBC German industrial group Siemens and French rival Alstom agreed to merge their rail operations, creating a European champion to better withstand the international advance of China’s state-owned CRRC. Siemens will own 50 percent plus a few shares of the joint venture, to be called Siemens Alstom, while Alstom will supply Henri Poupart-Lafarge as chief […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Metro Inc to buy Jean Coutu Group in $3.60 billion deal

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| 05/10/2017

Reuters Metro Inc, Canada’s third biggest food retailer, said on Monday it would buy pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group for C$4.5 billion ($3.60 billion). Metro Inc, which had last week said it was in talks to buy Jean Coutu, offered C$24.50 per share for the Varennes, Québec-based company. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Google acquires HTC team in $1.1 billion agreement to beef up hardware division

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| 05/10/2017

BUSINESS INSIDER   Google has signed a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement with HTC, the technology company said in a statement on Thursday, after trading of HTC shares were halted on Taiwan’s stock exchange before the announcement. The move, first rumored earlier this month, is the search giant’s latest attempt to juice up its growing hardware division. Click here to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Bain-Led Group to Buy Toshiba Chip Unit in $18 Billion Deal

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| 05/10/2017

Bloomberg Toshiba Corp.’s board agreed to sell its flash memory chip unit to a group led by Bain Capital for 2 trillion yen ($18 billion), taking an important step toward ending a contentious bidding process that has stretched over eight months. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Ikea enters gig economy by buying freelance labour firm TaskRabbit

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theguardian | 05/10/2017

theguardian Ikea has bought the gig economy odd-jobs company TaskRabbit, becoming the latest retailer to move into offering services alongside products. Jesper Brodin, the president and chief executive of Ikea Group, said the Swedish homeware chain was responding to increasing urbanisation and a shift to digital shopping that challenged traditional retail. Click here to read full […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Paule Ka acquired by French entrepreneur Xavier Marie

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Fashion Network | 19/09/2017

Fashion Network In just a few seasons, Xavier Marie has built up a portfolio of French fashion labels. The founder and former CEO of Maisons du Monde has recently finalised another fashion investment, after acquiring majority stakes in Bonton and in the Rautureau group. According to a press release, Xavier Marie has now bought an […]

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