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History

2011-2013

2011
  • Lagardère Services restructures itself into four divisions: LS Distribution; LS Travel Retail EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa); LS Travel Retail ASPAC (Asia Pacific) and LS Travel Retail North America.
  • The Lagardère group sells its international magazine press activities, while maintaining full ownership of the Elle brand worldwide.
  • Lagardère Services and Aéroports de Paris extend their partnership within Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire (SDA), a company operating retail outlets at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports.
  • Hachette Livre owns 100% of Éditions Albert René, giving it full rights to the Asterix franchise (publishing, broadcast, merchandising etc.)
  • Creation of Lagardère Unlimited Live Entertainment, bringing together the Group's activities in live entertainment (production of live shows, venue management and talent representation).
  • Hachette Livre signs an agreement with Google for the scanning of its out-of-print works in French, the rights to which are controlled by Hachette Livre.
  • Record audience for the Borgia series (produced by Atlantique Productions, a subsidiary of Lagardère Entertainment) in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The series has been sold to more than 40 countries.
  • Lagardère Unlimited Stadium Solutions strengthens its expertise by acquiring the operations of Stadia Consulting Group.
  • Europe 1 is confirmed as France's most popular radio station in terms of podcast downloads.
2012
  • Lagardère Unlimited acquires US company Gaylord Sports Management, which specialises in the representation of athletes, as well as Sports Marketing and Management, an Australian sports marketing agency specialising in Olympic sports.
  • LS Travel Retail acquires Unimex, the Duty Free and Fashion operations at Ruzyne airport in Prague.
  • Paris Match is awarded the prize for Magazine of the year by Syndicat de la Presse Magazine.
  • Lagardère Active acquires the LeGuide group, Europe's No. 1 in shopping guides.
  • Little, Brown Book Group (United Kingdom), Little, Brown and Company (United States) and Grasset (France) publish A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books.
  • Lagardère Services acquires AdR Retail, the Duty Free operations at Aeroporti di Roma, and Duty Free Stores Wellington Ltd, Duty Free operations in New Zealand and Australia.
  • The Lagardère group successfully launches a €500 million five-year bond issue.
  • Launch by Lagardère Unlimited Live Entertainment of Salut les copains at the Folies Bergère theatre in Paris.
  • Publication in France, by Éditions JC Lattès, of the first book in the Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James.
2013
  • Launch by Lagardère Unlimited Live Entertainment of D.I.S.C.O., The Musical Event.
  • Lagardère Active acquires BilletRéduc.com, an online ticketing service (market leader in France in discount reservations).
  • Sportfive Afrique is the exclusive agency for marketing and media rights for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013.
  • Éditions JC Lattès publish books two and three in the Fifty Shades trilogy.
  • The Lagardère group sells its entire stake in EADS and Canal+ France.
  • Relay wins the call for tenders by SNCF to operate 307 retail outlets until 2014.
  • Lagardère Entertainment becomes France's No. 1 production company.
  • LS Travel Retail and Aeroporti di Roma open a 4,800 m2 retail space at Fiumicino airport (Italy).
  • Éditions Albert René publishes Astérix chez les Pictes ("Asterix and the Picts"), the 35th book in the Asterix series, in 23 "major" languages worldwide.

 

Press releases

2017/01/12

Laurent Platini and Thomas Lavenant appointed as Head of Business Development France and Director France Event Division respectively

2017/01/04

Half-year liquidity contract statement for Lagardère SCA

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"The Lagardère group is forging ahead with its transformation and we are delivering on our commitments, as demonstrated by our solid operating and financial performance in 2015, especially the sharp improvement in profitability ..."
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The group's activities

The Lagardère group is a global leader in content publishing, production, broadcasting and distribution, whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences.
The Group's business model relies on creating a lasting and exclusive relationship between the content it offers and its customers.
It is structured around four business lines.

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The group's values

The Group has clear values that determine its personality. Lagardère's creativity, boldness and independence have helped to create a modern, innovative media group that's in touch with its times.