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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.
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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

$11 billion biotech binge fuels forecasts of 2018 M&A surge

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters An $11 billion burst of biotech bids in just four days has fuelled expectations of a 2018 surge in life science deals as large drugmakers shop for promising assets from smaller rivals. Separate reports on Monday by consultancy EY and law firm Baker McKenzie both predict a significant rise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Photocopier pioneer Xerox in talks for deal with Japan’s Fujifilm

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters Xerox Corp, under pressure to find new growth sources amid shrinking demand for its printer and copier business, is in talks for a deal with Japanese camera maker Fujifilm Holdings that could include a change in control of Xerox, the Wall Street Journal reported. Norwalk, Connecticut-based Xerox been targeted by activist investor Carl Icahn […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Gupta’s GFG Alliance to Acquire Glencore Coal Mine in Australia

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Bloomberg | 04/01/2018

Bloomberg GFG Alliance, the acquisitive group led by U.K. businessman Sanjeev Gupta, agreed to purchase an Australian coal mine from Glencore Plc to feed its steel operations in the country. London-based GFG signed a binding agreement to buy Glencore’s Tahmoor underground mining operation in New South Wales state, it said in an emailed statement Tuesday. The deal is a key […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Is Softbank Uber’s Savior?

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Forbes | 04/01/2018

Forbes Uber secured another round of investment to shore up its dwindling balance sheet. Softbank’s tender offer injected $1.25 billion of fresh capital into the company, while giving seed investors who chose to cash out a whopping 360,000% return on their investment. Softbank’s CEO, Masayoshi Son has made a fortune from his prior big bets on Yahoo, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

German lawmaker blasts EU for opposing Niki sale to Lufthansa

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Times of Malta | 04/01/2018

Times of Malta The German government will probably lose a €150 million government-backed loan to insolvent Air Berlin because the European Union opposed Lufthansa’s purchase of Air Berlin’s Austrian unit, Niki, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said on Sunday. The British Airways owner said on Friday that it would buy Niki for […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Amazon’s first AWS cloud region in France officially opens for business

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https://venturebeat.com/2017/12/19/amazons-first-french-aws-cloud-region-officially-opens-for-business/ | 04/01/2018

Venture Beat   Amazon’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced that its first French datacenter is now officially open for business. The news comes a little more than a year after the cloud computing giant first revealed plans to open a new region in the French capital. The AWS EU (Paris) region has three availability zones, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Marks & Spencer sells Hong Kong business to partner Al-Futtaim

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Reuters | 04/01/2018

REUTERS Marks & Spencer has sold its retail business in Hong Kong and Macau to its franchise partner Al-Futtaim as it retreats from international markets to focus on its core business in Britain, the company said on Tuesday. Al-Futtaim, which already operates 72 M&S stores across 11 markets in Asia and the Middle East, purchased […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

France puts business at ease over mergers

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http://www.internationaltaxreview.com/Article/3775481/France-puts-business-at-ease-over-mergers.html | 04/01/2018

International Tax Review   The French government has released a second corrective finance bill for 2017, which contains new provisions for cross-border mergers in response to ruling the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in March  2017 and complementing Emmanuel Macron’s pro-business agenda. The changes are expected to improve the state of affairs for taxpayers and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Securitas Strengthens the Position Within Electronic Security in France

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http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Securitas-Strengthens-the-Position-Within-Electronic-Security-in-France-1012405097 | 04/01/2018

Business Insider Securitas has acquired all shares in the electronic security company Automatic Alarm in France. Automatic Alarm is a nation-wide system integrator and installer of electronic security solutions, including intruder systems, video surveillance and access control, with multiyear maintenance contracts. “The acquisition is in line with our Group strategy to integrate electronic security into our […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

France’s Lactalis to pay $600 million for Brazil’s Itambé

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Reuters | 13/12/2017

Reuters Groupe Lactalis SA on Tuesday announced plans to buy Brazilian dairy company Itambé Alimentos SA in the first half of 2018, as the French group expands in Latin America’s largest economy with its second major acquisition in recent years. Lactalis will pay about $600 million to the cooperative that owns Itambé, according to a […]

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