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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

Total to buy Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

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FT | 22/08/2017

FT Container shipping group AP Moller-Maersk has agreed to sell its oil and gas division to Total for $7.45bn, as it seeks to focus on its core transport and logistics businesses. APMM will receive approximately $4.95bn in Total shares, and Total will assume $2.5bn of short term debt to fund the remainder of the deal. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

AccorHotels expands into co-working

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Hotel Management | 09/08/2017

Hotel Management AccorHotels and Bouygues Immobiliser have created a 50/50 joint venture with the aim of accelerating the growth of Bouygues Immobiliser’s co-working brand Nextdoor in France and throughout Europe. This latest investment sees AccorHotels further expand its concept of hospitality as it builds on the “three verticals” strategy it announced earlier this year, increasing […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Vivendi denies it controls Telecom Italia under Italian law

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Global Telecoms Business | 09/08/2017

Global Telecoms Business French media giant Vivendi said on Monday it has no “de facto control” over Telecom Italia under Italian law. Acknowledging “de facto control” over Telecom Italia would compel Vivendi to consolidate its accounts, including an adjusted net financial debt of 25 billion euros ($29.6 billion). Vivendi’s statement, albeit technical in its wording, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

China’s GSR Nears $1 Billion Deal for Nissan Battery Unit

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BLOOMBERG | 09/08/2017

BLOOMBERG GSR Capital, a Chinese private equity firm with backing from the Hubei provincial government, is nearing a deal to acquire control of a Nissan Motor Co. rechargeable battery unit for about $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The firm is in advanced talks with Nissan about buying a stake in […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Seed funding slows in Silicon Valley

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CNBC | 09/08/2017

CNBC The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new start-ups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies. Seed-stage financing has been sliding for the last two years, with the number of transactions down about 40 percent since the peak in mid-2015, data show. Dollar […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Netflix buys comics publisher Millarworld to feed films and TV

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REUTERS | 09/08/2017

REUTERS Netflix Inc on Monday said it has bought comics publisher Millarworld, bringing on board renowned comic book writer Mark Millar and a host of character franchises it can mine for TV shows and movies. It is the first acquisition by Netflix, the 20-year-old streaming-video pioneer that is building a library of original series and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

U.S. card firm Vantiv goes global with $10 billion Worldpay buy

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NY DAILY NEWS | 08/08/2017

NY Daily News U.S. credit card processor Vantiv agreed to buy Britain’s Worldpay for 7.7 billion pounds ($10 billion) on Wednesday in a move expected to trigger further deals. Payments companies have become targets for credit card companies and banks seeking to capitalize on a switch from cash transactions to paying by smartphone or other […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

PSA completes £1.9bn deal with GM to buy Opel and Vauxhall

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AUTONEWS | 08/08/2017

AUTONEWS PSA Group officially becomes the second largest carmaker in Europe with aquisition of GM’s European brands. The PSA Group’s £1.9bn acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors is now complete, and the enlarged PSA Group is now the second largest carmaker in Europe with a 17 per cent market share, trailing only the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Louis Dreyfus Company sells African fertiliser business

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FINANCIAL TIMES | 25/07/2017

FINANCIAL TIMES Louis Dreyfus Company has sold its African fertiliser business to Helios Investment Partners for around $200m, according to people familiar with the deal.The sale of the unit, which was announced earlier on Monday without revealing the sale price, comes as tough conditions in agricultural markets have seen LDC, one of the world’s largest […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Retailer Fnac to sell Brazil unit to Livraria Cultura

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DAILYMAIL | 25/07/2017

DAILYMAIL French music and book retailer Fnac Darty said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell its Brazilian business to local bookstore chain Livraria Cultura. Fnac Darty said it will license the Fnac brand to the new unit and carry out a recapitalisation to help the new entity improve its market position. It did not […]

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