(AOF) – Biosynex
Biosynex has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the capital of the Italian company Bigix Pharma from its founding partners. The finalization of this acquisition will take place in the coming days, after completion of the formalities required in Italy. Bigix Pharma already has a customer portfolio of more than 5,000 pharmacies, approached by its sales force, made up of more than 40 independent sales agents.
Bogart has signed a partnership with Slimane for the creation and distribution of its first brand of natural hair products, under the name “Cousin.es”. The singer-songwriter and performer, via his company Odyssée Cosmetics, calls on the French cosmetics group to formulate and develop expert and natural treatments dedicated to dry, curly, frizzy and frizzy hair and sensitive scalps.
Deezer recorded improved profitability on the back of double-digit revenue growth in the first half of 2022. Net loss was €51.9 million, reduced by €8.8 million from compared to the first half of 2021: -€60.7 million. Although the adjusted Ebitda of the music streaming specialist is negative at 24.6 million euros, it is an improvement of 4.6 million euros compared to the first half of 2021. business increased by 12.1% to 219.4 million euros.
The group of French laboratories will publish its results for the first half of the year.
The turnover of the communication consulting and events group Hopscotch Groupe reached 108.84 million euros, compared to 56.19 million in the first half of 2021. Its gross margin was 38.16 million euros. against 25.75 million at the same time last year. Net income group share was 2.91 million, compared to 588,000 euros in the first half of 2021. In this first half of 2022, activity was boosted by event activities in the first half. This is back to 2019 levels.
In the first half of 2022, Infotel’s net income amounted to 9.8 million euros, up 54.7%. Current operating income came to 14.1 million euros, up 38.1%, benefiting from good cost control. The current operating margin amounted to 9.5% of revenue, compared to 7.9% in the first half of 2021. The specialist in the digital transformation of large accounts in Europe recorded growth of 15.6% entirely organic at 149.3 million euros.
In the first half of 2022, Inventiva posted a net loss of 29.5 million euros compared to a loss of 23.1 million in the first half of 2021. Research and development expenses for the first half of 2022 jumped 56% to 29.9 million euros. This increase is mainly linked to the development of lanifibranor in Nash (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis). As of June 30, 2022, Inventiva’s cash position amounted to €76.4 million, compared to €86.6 million as of December 31, 2021.
Kalray recorded a net loss of 7.52 million euros in the first half of 2022 against a loss of 7.63 million euros a year earlier. The consolidated Ebitda of the specialist in hardware and software technologies dedicated to the management and intensive processing of data followed the same trend, going from – 3.44 million euros to – 2 million euros. Consolidated turnover reached 4.77 million euros, a very strong increase (+1,049%). It includes Arcapix revenues between April 15 and June 30, 2022.
Nexans has finalized its second contract in the United States with Ørsted and Eversource for the supply of the export cable system for the Revolution Wind wind farm. Located more than 24 km south of the coast of Rhode Island and 51 km east of that of Connecticut, the project aims to connect the wind farm to the terrestrial electricity grid. With a capacity of 704 MW, Revolution Wind will help both states meet their commitments to develop offshore wind to meet their energy needs, powering more than 350,000 homes.
Saint-Gobain has obtained authorization from the competent competition authorities for the acquisition of GCP Applied Technologies, a world leader in construction chemicals. This acquisition project was announced on December 6, 2021. The transaction will be finalized on September 27, 2022. GCP will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.
Veolia has signed a promise to sell 100% of the share capital of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group Holdings Ltd to Suez. for an amount of 2 billion pounds sterling. The sale proceeds from the transaction represent a valuation of 16.9 times normalized 2021 EBITDA. Suez therefore exercised its right of first refusal on Vigie’s waste activities (formerly its own before Veolia’s takeover bid) at UK. The exercise of this right of first refusal follows the announcement last month by Veolia of an agreement to sell these activities to Macquarie.
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