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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

GM’s Opel and PSA Group in merger talks

REUTERS | 16/02/2017

REUTERS General Motors and PSA Group are in advanced discussions to combine the French carmaker with GM’s European Opel business, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. If concluded successfully, the talks could lead to a merger of German-based Opel with PSA. GM and PSA already share production of SUVs and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Heineken takes battle to AB InBev in Brazil with $1 billion Kirin deal

REUTERS | 16/02/2017

REUTERS Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, agreed on Monday to buy the loss-making Brazilian breweries of Japan’s Kirin Holdings to boost its presence in the world’s third-biggest beer market. The Dutch brewer will become the number two brewer in Brazil, with a share of some 19 percent, behind clear market leader Anheuser-Busch InBev. Including debt, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Reckitt finalizes deal to buy Mead Johnson for $16.6 billion

REUTERS | 16/02/2017

REUTERS Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to buy U.S. baby formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition for $16.6 billion, giving the British consumer goods company a new product line and expanding its presence in developing markets. Reckitt, the maker of Lysol cleaners, Durex condoms and Mucinex cold medicine, said on Friday it will pay $90 in cash […]

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Ingenico to buy TechProcess

ECONOMICTIMES | 09/02/2017

ECONOMICTIMES Ingenico Group of France said it will buy 100% stake in TechProcess Payment Services, an Indian firm, which owns electronic payments platform Billjunction. Ingenico is present in the online payments business through its ePayments entity EBS, and has a 50% market share of credit card swipe machines installed in the country.   Click here […]

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Mediawan moves to acquire France’s Groupe AB

DIGITALTVEUROPE | 09/02/2017

DIGITALTVEUROPE French firm Mediawan has taken steps to buy French indie producer, distributor and aggregator Groupe AB. Under the deal, Mediawan will pay approximately €270 million for Groupe AB, which is owned by Claude Berda  and French commercial network TF1.The acquisition would position Mediawan as the second-largest pay-TV broadcaster in France.   Click here to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Legrand: Acquisition of OCL1 US Specialist in Architectural Lighting Solutions

BUSINESSWIRE | 09/02/2017

BUSINESSWIRE Legrand is actively pursuing its strategy of bolt-on acquisitions, and announced its ninth acquisition in the last twelve months with the purchase of OCL, specialized in architectural lighting solutions for commercial and high-end residential buildings in the United States.   Click here to read full article

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EU set to approve ChemChina’s $43 billion bid for Syngenta

REUTERS | 09/02/2017

REUTERS ChemChina is set to secure conditional EU antitrust approval for its $43 billion bid for Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta, the largest foreign acquisition by a Chinese company, two people familiar with the matter said. The deal is important for China, the world’s largest agricultural market, which is seeking to secure the food […]

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Reckitt Benckiser in $16,7bn takeover talks with baby formula maker Mead Johnson

TELEGRAPH | 09/02/2017

TELEGRAPH Reckitt Benckiser, the consumer goods giant behind Dettol, Durex and Nurofen, has revealed  $16.7bn takeover talks with US baby formula maker Mead Johnson. The deal would boost Reckitt Benckiser’s health division. A takeover of Mead Johnson would bolster Reckitt Benckiser’s grip on  fast-growing Asian markets, where the baby milk maker has a 12pc share. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

GE to sell entire stake in South Korea’s Hyundai Card

BUSINESSWIRE | 09/02/2017

BUSINESSWIRE General Electric said it has agreed to sell its 43 percent stake in South Korean credit card firm Hyundai Card Co Ltd as the U.S. industrial giant continues to trim its exposure to the financial services sector. Hyundai Commercial Inc, Affinity Equity Partners, GIC and AlpInvest signed a deal to buy the stake, GE […]

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Keysight Technologies to buy Ixia for $1.6 billion

REUTERS | 09/02/2017

REUTERS Keysight Technologies Inc, a provider of software and equipment to the electronics industry, said it would buy U.S. data technology company Ixia for about $1.6 billion in cash in a bid to increase its software and security portfolio. Ixia would be its largest acquisition since it bought Britain’s Anite Plc, a company that tests […]

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