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An interview with Marcel Pels (Achmea insurances)

We asked Achmea’s Marcel Pels how insurance companies are coping with today’s fast-moving developments in payment traffic. As Manager Back-office Treasury & Cash Management at Achmea, he deals with cash management at the Achmea organisation on a daily basis.

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A spin-off for AkzoNobel’s treasury

Dutch company AkzoNobel is known worldwide for its coatings and specialty chemicals for both industry and consumers. As part of a new strategy to accelerate growth and value creation, the multinational decided to spin off its chemicals division. The challenge was to do this in just eight months. How did AkzoNobel’s treasury manage to split its activities into two?

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Endemol Shine Group’s new Treasury show

Endemol Shine Group (ESG), a private equity-owned, Dutch-based media company with global operations, is the world’s largest independent producer and traveler of formats. The company has grown mainly through acquisitions, resulting in a treasury organization that was largely decentralized. In 2017, the new treasury team opted for a full treasury transformation project, to unlock the available potential and to support the business’s growth ambitions.

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The treasury impact of JCI’s strategic transactions

In the summer of 2015, Johnson Controls International (JCI) announced that it would divest its Automotive Division via a spin off in a new publicly listed company: Adient. Shortly thereafter, JCI announced a merger with Tyco, a fire protection & security company. What was the impact of these strategic transactions on the treasury activities of the company?

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Gasunie in transit

Gasunie has managed the Dutch gas network since 1963, when natural gas was first produced at Slochteren. In recent years the energy mix has changed, with the focus now more on sustainable energy sources. But Gasunie has maintained its involvement, capitalizing on the key role that gas plays in the current energy transition. The changing strategy of this gas distributor has also had a bearing on the activities of its treasury department.

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