Key Facts


Worldwide presence - 2013 Key Facts

 

FRANCE

January/February 2013
Éditions JC Lattès publishes books two and three in the Fifty Shades trilogy by E L James.

July 2013/February 2014
Lagardère Entertainment becomes France’s biggest producer of studio shows and acquires a majority stake in Groupe Réservoir (Réservoir Prod).

July 2013
Relay wins the call for tenders by SNCF to operate 350 retail outlets until 2014.

October 2013
Lagardère Unlimited Live Entertainment launches its musical DISCO at the Folies Bergère in Paris.

December 2013
Europe 1 attracts around 5 million listeners a day, representing 156,000 new listeners in the space of one year, and remains the most downloaded radio station in France for the 24th month in a row.

December 2013
Doctissimo.fr acquires a stake in MonDocteur.fr, the leading website for booking medical appointments online.

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FRANCE / SPAIN / UNITED STATES / UNITED KINGDOM

October 2013
Simultaneous publication of I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Spain by Lagardère Publishing.

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SOUTH AFRICA

January–February 2013
Sportfive Afrique is the exclusive agency for marketing and media rights for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, SOUTH AFRICA 2013.

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ASIA

October 2013
Mezzo signs an agreement with Lightning International for the marketing of Mezzo Live HD in Asia.

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CHINA

November 2013

LS travel retail opens 13 luxury fashion boutiques at Shenzhen international airport.

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UNITED STATES

February 2013
LS distribution North America acquires Crossings, a specialist distributor of confectionery and gourmet food in the United States.

June 2013
Hachette Book Group acquires Hyperion, Walt Disney’s general-interest publishing imprint for adults, with a catalogue of over 1,000 books and 30 forthcoming new releases.

December 2013
Lagardère Unlimited acquires US companies Crown Sports Management (representation of golfers) and Jeff Sanders Promotions (organisation of golf tournaments).

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EUROPE / LATIN AMERICA / NORTH AMERICA

October 2013
Worldwide release of Asterix and the Picts , the 35th comic book in the Asterix series, in 24 languages in 15 countries.

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ITALY

September 2013
LS travel retail signs a partnership agreement with Airest, an international company specialising in Italian Food Services in travel areas, and opens a new 4,800 square-metre Duty Free, Luxury & Gourmet Food area in Rome's Fiumicino International Airport.

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MALAYSIA / AUSTRALIA

September 2013 February 2014
Launch of the 44th and 45th international editions of Elle in Australia and in Malaysia, published under licence by Hearst Bauer Media and Mongoose Publishing respectively.

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NETHERLANDS

December 2013
LS travel retail acquires Gerzon, a specialised fashion retailer at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

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UNITED KINGDOM

October 2013–January 2014
Published by Hodder & Stoughton (Hachette UK), My Autobiography by Sir Alex Ferguson is the best-selling non-fiction title of the year in the United Kingdom, with 1.4 million copies sold.

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SINGAPORE

May 2013
Singapore and World Sport Group are awarded the organisation of the WTA Championships (women’s tennis) from 2014 to 2018.

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SWEDEN

September/December 2013
Lagardère Unlimited acquires the Nordea Masters European Tour golf tournament, as well as the Helsingborg stage of the Ladies European Tour.

Press releases

2014/11/13

Hachette Book Group and Amazon reach new ebook and print book agreement

2014/11/13

Third-quarter 2014 net sales

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"The Lagardère group delivered excellent performances in 2013 despite a difficult global economy, with exceptional net income and an increase in recurring EBIT from Media activities above our guidance..."
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The group's activities

Lagardère, a world-class diversified media group led by Arnaud Lagardère, operates in around 30 countries and is structured around four distinct, complementary divisions.

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Lagardère’s history stretches back 150 years, from Louis Hachette’s intuitive decisions in the 19th century to the digital revolution...