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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

U.S. trucking companies Swift and Knight to merge

Reuters | 13/04/2017

REUTERS Trucking and logistics operators Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation are merging in a stock-swap deal, creating a company with a market value of more than $5 billion. The merger, which combines Swift’s scale with Knight’s operational prowess, will give the new entity more muscle to operate in an industry struggling with excess capacity that […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

AT&T bets on 5G with Straight Path Communications buy for $1.25 billion

CNBC | 13/04/2017

CNBC AT&T said it would buy Straight Path Communications, a holder of licenses to wireless spectrum, for $1.25 billion in an all-stock deal as it aims to accumulate the airwaves it needs for a next generation network. The deal shows how wireless carriers may be increasingly willing to pay lofty prices for assets they view […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Danone to sell Stonyfield unit as part of WhiteWave deal

CNBC | 10/04/2017

CNBC French food group Danone said on Friday it would sell its U.S. organic yogurt business Stonyfield to facilitate the rapid completion of its $10.4 billion acquisition of U.S. organic food producer WhiteWave Foods Co. The decision to sell Stonyfield stemmed from an agreement in principle reached with the U.S. Department of Justice’s anti-trust department. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Burberry Licenses Its Fragrance and Make-Up Brands to Coty

BLOOMBERG | 10/04/2017

BLOOMBERG Burberry Group Plc is licensing its fragrance and make-up brands to cosmetics manufacturer Coty Inc., handing over management of a business that has weighed on earnings and held back growth. Coty will pay about 180 million pounds ($224.9 million) in a deal that gives it the exclusive global license to Burberry’s beauty business and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

ExxonMobil says in talks to buy Singapore’s Jurong Aromatics

REUTERS | 10/04/2017

REUTERS ExxonMobil said on Wednesday it is in talks to buy a refining-petrochemical complex in Singapore as part of its global business strategy. “We can confirm that we are currently negotiating with the receiver for Jurong Aromatics Corporation Pte Ltd to acquire JAC’s assets on Jurong Island,” an Exxon spokeswoman said.   Click here to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Schneider Electric to sell DTN to Swiss group TBG in $900 million deal

EURONEWS | 10/04/2017

EURONEWS French electrical components maker Schneider Electric has agreed to sell agricultural information company Telvent DTN to private Swiss group TBG AG in a deal worth around $900 million (718.05 million pounds) based on enterprise value.   Click here to read full article

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Sanofi hires advisors for European generic drugs unit sale

TIMESOFINDIA | 10/04/2017

TIMESOFINDIA French drug maker Sanofi has hired advisers for the sale of its European generic drug business, several sources familiar with matter told Reuters, ahead of an auction process which is expected to start after the European summer. Rothschild, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley have been asked to organise the long-awaited deal which could be […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

BNP Paribas to buy online banking service Financiere des Paiements Electroniques

REUTERS | 10/04/2017

REUTERS BNP Paribas, France’s biggest bank by market capitalization, is to buy online retail banking service Financiere des Paiements Electroniques, as BNP Paribas steps up its investments in the digital banking sector. Financiere des Paiements Electroniques provides the payments accounts for Compte Nickel, an online French retail banking service co-founded by former SocGen communications executive […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Apple, Amazon, Google join bidding for Toshiba chip unit-media

BUSINESSINSIDER | 10/04/2017

BUSINESSINSIDER Apple, Amazon.com and Google have joined bidding for Toshiba’s NAND flash memory unit, vying with others for the Japanese firm’s prized semiconductor operation. Toshiba shareholders on Thursday agreed to split off its NAND flash memory business, paving the way for a sale to raise at least $9 billion to cover U.S. nuclear unit charges […]

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