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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

China’s Geely buys $9 billion Daimler stake

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Bloomberg | 27/02/2018

Bloomberg The billionaire founder of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has accumulated a stake worth about 7.3 billion euros ($9 billion) in Daimler AG, marking the biggest investment in a global automobile manufacturer by a Chinese company. Li Shufu acquired the 9.7 percent holding through Geely Group, a company owned by the 54-year-old and managed by the carmaker he […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Boeing to have 51-per-cent stake in venture with Embraer

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The Globe and Mail | 27/02/2018

The Globe and Mail Boeing Co will have a 51 per cent stake in a joint company currently being negotiated with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer, O Globo newspaper columnist Lauro Jardim reported on Sunday. Boeing has agreed to a Brazilian government demand that the U.S. company have no more than a 51 per cent controlling […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

TF1 fails to reach Orange distribution deal

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Advanced Television | 14/02/2018

Advanced Television The TF1 Group has failed to reach an agreement with Orange for the continued distribution of its MYTF1 catch-up service and unencrypted channels. TF1 said it was “disappointed” with the outcome and noted that it had been successful in reaching broadcast deals with Altice and Bouygues in recent weeks. The terms of those […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

L’Oreal ready to buy Nestle stake in cosmetics leader

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Reuters | 14/02/2018

Reuters L‘Oreal on Friday underscored its readiness to buy Nestle’s 23 percent stake in the world’s biggest cosmetics firm were its Swiss shareholder to sell, saying it had access to cash and funding at its disposal. L‘Oreal said it could finance a purchase of the holding, now worth around 22.3 billion euros ($27.4 billion), with […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Carmaker PSA buys controlling stake in Chinese group Jian Xin

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ET Auto | 14/02/2018

ET Auto French carmaker and Peugeot-owner PSA has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Chinese automotive spare parts distributor Jian Xin, with PSA looking to improve its performance in the lucrative Chinese market. PSA said the takeover, for which no price was disclosed, would help it establish a solid position in the Chinese aftermarket sales sector, and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Nestle buys majority stake in organic food company Terrafertil

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CNBC | 14/02/2018

CNBC Nestle said on Friday that it has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural and organic plant based foods. The move is the latest step by Nestle to expand its profile in healthy foods as it seeks to offset weakness in the packaged foods sector. Nestle did not say how much it […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Grocery delivery startup Instacart is almost a unicorn

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Focus Company | 14/02/2018

Fast Company On demand grocery-delivery startup Instacart has raised a new $200 million round of funding. In total, the company has raised $900 million–not quite unicorn status. The money will no doubt be used to fuel its rivalry against Amazon, which is expanding its online grocery delivery service Fresh and building out new programs through its […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Walgreens has made takeover approach to AmerisourceBergen

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The Wall Street Journal | 14/02/2018

The Wall Street Journal Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has made a takeover approach to drug distributor Amerisource Bergen Corp. ABC 0.29% , a move that could help boost profitability at the drugstore giant and insulate it against external threats in an increasingly competitive health-care landscape. Click here to read full article

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Tank-Maker General Dynamics Renews IT Bet with $6,8 Billion Deal

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Bloomberg | 14/02/2018

Bloomberg General Dynamics Corp., the maker of Abrams tanks and nuclear submarines, is making a record bet on reinvigorating its information-technology business. The U.S. defense contractor agreed to buy CSRA Inc. for about $6.8 billion to expand its computer-services offerings for government agencies and military customers. CSRA holders will receive $40.75 a share in cash, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Sanofi Throws Caution to the Wind

A logo is seen in front of the entrance at the headquarters French drugmaker Sanofi in Paris October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2018-01-29/sanofi-throws-caution-to-the-wind-in-ablynx-takeover | 01/02/2018

Bloomberg Paying a monster price is one way to secure a deal. Sanofi has applied this crude method twice in eight days. The French drugmaker’s reputation as a risk-averse acquirer needs revisiting. Click here to read full article

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