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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

Carmaker PSA buys controlling stake in Chinese group Jian Xin

ET Auto | 14/02/2018

ET Auto French carmaker and Peugeot-owner PSA has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Chinese automotive spare parts distributor Jian Xin, with PSA looking to improve its performance in the lucrative Chinese market. PSA said the takeover, for which no price was disclosed, would help it establish a solid position in the Chinese aftermarket sales sector, and […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Nestle buys majority stake in organic food company Terrafertil

CNBC | 14/02/2018

CNBC Nestle said on Friday that it has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural and organic plant based foods. The move is the latest step by Nestle to expand its profile in healthy foods as it seeks to offset weakness in the packaged foods sector. Nestle did not say how much it […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Grocery delivery startup Instacart is almost a unicorn

Focus Company | 14/02/2018

Fast Company On demand grocery-delivery startup Instacart has raised a new $200 million round of funding. In total, the company has raised $900 million–not quite unicorn status. The money will no doubt be used to fuel its rivalry against Amazon, which is expanding its online grocery delivery service Fresh and building out new programs through its […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Walgreens has made takeover approach to AmerisourceBergen

The Wall Street Journal | 14/02/2018

The Wall Street Journal Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has made a takeover approach to drug distributor Amerisource Bergen Corp. ABC 0.29% , a move that could help boost profitability at the drugstore giant and insulate it against external threats in an increasingly competitive health-care landscape. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Tank-Maker General Dynamics Renews IT Bet with $6,8 Billion Deal

Bloomberg | 14/02/2018

Bloomberg General Dynamics Corp., the maker of Abrams tanks and nuclear submarines, is making a record bet on reinvigorating its information-technology business. The U.S. defense contractor agreed to buy CSRA Inc. for about $6.8 billion to expand its computer-services offerings for government agencies and military customers. CSRA holders will receive $40.75 a share in cash, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Sanofi Throws Caution to the Wind

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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Jean-Bernard Girault

Thales drives cybersecurity forward for connected and autonomous cars

https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=219446 | 01/02/2018

Webwire.com Connected cars are a reality, most modern vehicles on the road nowadays have some form of connectivity to the open world. This raises important challenges on multiple software integration and cybersecurity. To address this challenge, Thales, through its German company Sysgo, and Vector, the Stuttgart-based specialist for automotive embedded electronics founded a joint-venture to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Brazil gives antitrust approval to Lactalis purchase of Itambé

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-itambe-m-a-lactalis/brazil-gives-antitrust-approval-to-lactalis-purchase-of-itamb-idUSKBN1FJ26X | 01/02/2018

Reuters Brazilian antitrust agency Cade approved on Monday the sale of dairy company Itambé Alimentos SA to France’s Groupe Lactalis SA, according to the Tuesday edition of the federal government’s official gazette.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Bacardi Buys Patron, Valuing Tequila Maker at $5.1 Billion

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-patron-m-a-bacardi/bacardi-to-buy-out-patron-tequila-in-5-1-billion-deal-idUSKBN1FB2W2 | 01/02/2018

Reuters Bacardi Ltd. is tapping into the fast-growing market for tequila by acquiring Patron Spirits International AG in a deal valuing the company at $5.1 billion.   Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

SAP Goes Big on the Cloud With $2.4 Billion Buy of Sales Software Firm Callidus

http://fortune.com/2018/01/30/sap-cloud-computing-callidus-sales-software/ | 01/02/2018

Fortune Europe’s top technology company SAP announced a $2.4 billion U.S. acquisition to help it boost revenues from its cloud platform and CEO Bill McDermott said it would streamline its overall business this year to bolster margins.   Click here to read full article

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