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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

Louvre Hotels buys majority stake in India’s Sarovar Hotels

REUTERS | 23/01/2017

REUTERS France’s Louvre Hotels Group, part of Chinese hotel firm Jin Jiang International, said on Thursday it bought a majority stake in Indian hotel chain Sarovar Hotels for an undisclosed amount, further expanding its international footprint.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Anadarko Petroleum to sell Texas assets for $2.3 billion

REUTERS | 23/01/2017

REUTERS Oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Corporation said it would sell its Eagleford Shale assets in South Texas for about $2.3 billion to a strategic 50/50 partnership formed by Sanchez Energy Corporation and asset manager Blackstone Group LP.   Click here to read full article  

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Jean-Bernard Girault

KKR to buy Hitachi’s power tools unit for $1.3 billion

Reuters | 23/01/2017

REUTERS U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP said it has agreed to buy Hitachi Ltd’s power tools unit, Hitachi Koki Co Ltd, for about $1.3 billion, its second billion-dollar deal in Japan in three months. The sale of Hitachi Koki to KKR would enable Hitachi to focus on its main business segments such […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

British American Tobacco agrees to buy Reynolds for $49 billion

Reuters | 23/01/2017

REUTERS British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4 billion takeover of U.S. rival Reynolds American Inc, creating the world’s biggest listed tobacco company after it increased an earlier offer by more than $2 billion. The deal will mark the return of BAT to the lucrative and highly regulated U.S. market after a 12-year absence, making […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Pyrenean water brand buys Nestlé operation

AGRA | 16/01/2017

AGRA Nestlé is believed to have been anxious for some time to divest itself of Quézac, to allow it to concentrate on its Perrier and San Pellegrino water brands. Quézac’s annual production of some 70 million bottles, worth EUR24 mln is apparently Click here to read full article.

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LSE set to sell French clearing arm to Euronext

REUTERS | 16/01/2017

REUTERS Euronext is in exclusive talks to buy LCH Group’s French clearing business, Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange Group Plc said on Tuesday, a deal that may help pave the way for a combination of the Frankfurt and London exchanges. Click here to read full article.

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Astorg agrees exit of industrial mineral maker Kerneos

ALTASSETS | 16/01/2017

ALTASSETS European buyout house Astorg has agreed to sell industrial mineral maker Kernoes to trade buyer Imerys in a deal believed to be worth about €880m. Click here to read full article.

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France’s Ipsen to buy Merrimack’s pancreatic cancer drug, assets in $1 billion deal

REUTERS | 16/01/2017

REUTERS French drugmaker Ipsen SA  said on Monday it would buy some assets of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, including pancreatic cancer drug Onivyde, for up to $1 billion, barely a month after the U.S. company stopped a breast cancer drug trial.   Click here to read full article.

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Mars to buy pet health care provider VCA for $7.7 billion

CNBC | 16/01/2017

CNBC Mars is buying pet hospital operator VCA for $7.7 billion in a deal that will tighten the Whiskas and Pedigree pet food maker’s grip on the pet care market. The deal will help privately held Mars add about 800 pet hospitals to its network of more than 900 clinics, which includes the 61-year-old Banfield […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Japan’s Takeda to buy US cancer drug maker Ariad in $5.2 billion deal

CNBC | 16/01/2017

CNBC Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical said it would buy cancer drug maker Ariad Pharmaceuticals in a deal valued at $5.2 billion, to beef up its oncology pipeline. Ariad stock was up 73 percent at $23.77 in morning trading on Monday. In 2016, its shares had nearly doubled. Click here to read full article.

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