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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

Trump makes investment banking fees uncertain again

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Reuters | 14/03/2018

Reuters President Donald Trump’s dramatic intervention in Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd’s $117 billion hostile bid for U.S. semiconductor peer Qualcomm Inc is the latest reminder to investment bankers not to take lucrative fees on transformative mergers for granted under his administration. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

China conditionally approves Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto

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MarketWatch | 14/03/2018

MarketWatch China’s Commerce Ministry said Tuesday it has approved Bayer AG’s plan to buy Monsanto Co. but the buyer will have to spin off some assets, among other conditions. The Chinese government started the antitrust review early last year and concluded that the German firm must dispose its global vegetable-seeds business and other seeds assets, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Vivendi-Mediaset agreement unlikely before Italy’s March 4 vote

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| 27/02/2018

Reuters An out-of-court agreement between French media group Vivendi and Italian broadcasting company Mediaset over a pay-TV dispute is unlikely to be reached before Italy’s March 4 general elections, said a source close to the matter. “No negotiation is possible between Vivendi and Mediaset until March 4,” the source said on Friday. The two groups […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Fosun triumphs in bidding war for Lanvin, troubled fashion house

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| 27/02/2018

The New York Times Lanvin, France’s oldest surviving couture house, which has been teetering on the brink of collapse for more than two years, has been acquired by a major Chinese private conglomerate after a fierce bidding war, the Chinese company announced on Thursday. The conglomerate, Fosun International, said it had acquired a majority stake […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Alphabet-backed Flatiron Health is being acquired by Roche

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Reuters | 27/02/2018

CNBC Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Group is buying Flatiron Health, an Alphabet-backed cancer-focused start-up founded by two former Google employees, according to sources familiar with the matter. The company will pay $1.9 billion, adding to its existing stake, for a total value of $2.1 billion. The company has confirmed the deal in a press release. Flatiron was valued at […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Carmaker PSA, Malaysia’s Naza sign deal to produce PSA cars for Asia

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Reuters | 27/02/2018

Reuters French carmaker PSA and Malaysian company Naza Corp have signed a deal to jointly produce PSA-branded cars for Malaysia and other Asian markets, as part of plans by the owner of Peugeot to boost its presence in the region. The companies said on Monday that they had signed a share sale agreement and a […]

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Vodafone sells out of Qatar for €301 million, brand wil remain

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Eye Witness News | 27/02/2018

Eye Witness News Vodafone said on Monday it would sell its stake in Vodafone Qatar VFQS.QA to its joint venture partner, the Qatar Foundation, for €301 million but keep its red brand present in the country under a future partnership deal. Qatar has faced an embargo from Arab countries since June last year and the business has […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

This big cryptocurrency acquisition could create a Wall Street-style financial giant

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Fortune | 27/02/2018

Fortune Circle, a cryptocurrency-focused financial-services firm, will announce today that it is buying crypto exchange Poloniex—a move that immediately makes Circle one of the largest and most influential companies in the industry. Fortune’s Robert Hackett profiles a company that hopes to leverage the technology behind Bitcoin to become the bank of the next century. Click […]

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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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