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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

L’Oreal set to sell The Body Shop to Brazil’s Natura in $1.1 billion deal

REUTERS | 15/06/2017

REUTERS French cosmetics and luxury goods group L’Oreal has started exclusive talks to sell The Body Shop business to Brazilian make-up company Natura Cosmeticos in a possible 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) deal. Earlier this year, L’Oreal had announced it was reviewing its strategy for The Body Shop, which it bought for 652 million pounds […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

ADP to buy additional stake in Turkey’s TAV for $160 million

REUTERS | 15/06/2017

REUTERS French airport operator ADP said on Friday it plans to increase its stake in Turkish airport operator TAV Airports to 46 percent. ADP, operator of the Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports in the Paris region, is TAV Airports’ largest shareholder with a 38 percent stake. It plans to buy the 8.12 percent stake […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Blockchain Startup Stratumn Raises €7 Million From CNP Ventures, Nasdaq

COINSPEAKER | 15/06/2017

COINSPEAKER Just two years after the launch, Stratumn can boast of the largest funding round to date in the European blockchain and data security ecosystem. The round combines major corporate and financial investors from France and the United States. It was led by Open CNP, the Corporate Venture arm of CNP Assurances, with the participation […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

France’s Roquette enters Latin America with Brazil tablet maker buy

Reuters | 06/06/2017

Reuters French plant-based ingredient maker Roquette has agreed to buy pharmaceutical tablet maker Itacel from Brazilian peer Blanver in its first acquisition in a $6 billion global market in which it aims to take a leading role.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

BNP Paribas buys consumer credit business in Sweden

Reuters | 06/06/2017

Reuters BNP Paribas Personal Finance has bought SevenDay Finans AB, a Swedish consumer credit business, part of plans to expand in the region in personal finance. France’s biggest bank said earlier this year it wanted to boost consumer finance activities, including retail and car loans while entering new markets, such as Austria, the Netherlands and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Chinese Firm Buys 253-Year-Old French Crystal Maker Baccarat

Bloomberg | 06/06/2017

Bloomberg French crystal maker Baccarat is changing hands 253 years after it was founded by royal decree of King Louis XV. Chinese investment company Fortune Fountain Capital Ltd. is buying a controlling stake from Baccarat’s private-equity owners for about 164 million euros ($184 million).   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Societe Generale launches IPO for car leasing arm ALD Automotive

The Financial | 06/06/2017

The Financial Societe Generale will sell up to 23 percent of its car leasing arm ALD Automotive in an initial public offering this month, potentially raising as much as 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion).   Click here to read article

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China’s CIC buys Blackstone’s Logicor warehouse unit for €12.25bn

Real Estate | 06/06/2017

Real Estate China Investment Corporation, the Asian country’s sovereign wealth fund, has agreed to buy Logicor, a pan-European logistics company, from Blackstone for €12.25bn, the US buyout group said in a statement late Friday. This is the second-largest European real estate transaction on record and the fourth-largest international Chinese takeover to date.   Click here […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Deere to buy German road construction firm for about $5 billion

Reuters | 06/06/2017

Reuters Deere & Co said it would buy privately held German company Wirtgen Group for about $4.88 billion to expand its road construction operations as it looks to cut down its dependence on its slowing farm business.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Chinese tech giant Baidu chooses Europe for driverless car push

| 06/06/2017

CNBC Chinese Internet company Baidu announced two separate partnership deals on with top German auto suppliers Robert Bosch and Continental AG to co-develop autonomous driving technology and smart mobility services.   Click here to read full article

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