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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

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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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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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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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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France’s Engie acquires two West African energy services companies

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters French utility Engie said on Tuesday it had acquired two West African industrial energy services companies – Afric Power and Tieri – in a bid to expand its business in the region. The two companies, which have offices in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, specialize in the manufacture and distribution of equipment […]

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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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Atos Bids $5.1 Billion for Gemalto to Form French Tech Giant

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Bloomberg | 13/12/2017

Bloomberg Atos SE made a 4.3-billion-euro ($5.06 billion) unsolicited bid for Gemalto NV with the backing of the French state’s investment bank, seeking to create a European leader in cybersecurity, digital technologies and payment services. Atos is proposing to pay 46 euros a share in cash, 36 percent above Monday’s closing price. It called the offer friendly and said it wants to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

How Apple’s Shazam Acquisition Fits Its Broader Strategy

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Forbes | 13/12/2017

Forbes Apple recently confirmed that it is acquiring Shazam, the app that allows users to identify songs, movies, TV shows, and commercials using short audio clippings. While the deal – which is reportedly worth $400 million according to Recode – may appear to be a steep price for a relative niche service, it is well below […]

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LVMH buys control of Napa winery Colgin Cellars

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Decanter | 29/11/2017

Decanter LVMH, the French luxury goods group that includes Krug and Dom Pérignon Champagne, has signed a deal to buy control of cult Napa winery Colgin Cellars, in the latest in a string of wine estate deals this year. LVMH said on Tuesday 21th November that it had agreed to buy 60% of Colgin Cellars, which has […]

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Shares in Ocado surge after company announces deal with French supermarket Groupe Casino

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Independent | 29/11/2017

Independent Shares in Ocado surged by more than 20 per cent on Tuesday after the online supermarket announced that it had struck a deal to cooperate with French retailer Groupe Casino. Ocado said that it had sealed a deal with Casino for the latter to use its e-commerce platform to help bolster its online business. As part […]

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