Key Facts


January-December 2012
Europe 1 has more podcast listeners than any other radio station in France for 12 consecutive months, with more than 63.6 million downloads in 2012.

June 2012
TV channel Gulli is voted "Best broadcaster of the year" by animation professionals at the 2012 Cartoon Forum.

July 2012
Lagardère Active acquires, Europe's market leader in shopping guides.

October 2012
Launch by Lagardère Unlimited Live Entertainment of the musical Salut les copains at Les Folies Bergère in Paris.

October 2012-February 2013
Publication by JC Lattès, a subsidiary of Lagardère Publishing, of the Fifty Shades trilogy by E L James.

December 2012
Lagardère Active acquires ticketing website, French market leader in discounted tickets.


September 2012

Acquisition by SGEL, a subsidiary of LS distribution, of Celeritas, a specialist in e-commerce and logistics.


September 2012
Little, Brown Book Group (United Kingdom), Little, Brown and Company (United States) and Grasset (France), three subsidiaries of Lagardère Publishing, publish The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books.


January 2013
Acquisition by LS distribution North America of Crossings, importer and distributor of French fine foods to the United States.

June 2012
Hachette Book Group launches Redhook, Orbit’s new commercial fiction publishing subsidiary.


March 2012

Octopus Publishing, a subsidiary of Hachette UK, acquires children's non-fiction publisher Ticktock Entertainment.


September 2012

LS travel retail acquires AdR Retail and becomes operator of eight duty free and duty paid stores at Rome's airports (Fiumicino and Ciampino


November 2012

Lagardère Unlimited Stadium Solutions, a specialist in consulting services for the management and operation of multi-functional stadiums and arenas, signs contracts in India and Russia.


October 2012

LS travel retail signs a strategic partnership agreement in India with Travel Food Services, India's market leader in Food & Beverage Services.


February/October 2012

Launch of a bimonthly edition of Elle in China (published under licence by Hearst Magazines China) and Elle Decoration in the Philippines (with Summit Media).


January-December 2012
The "Crochet" series published by the Partworks division of Lagardère Publishing, sold more than 3.5 million copies in 2012.

March 2012
World Sport Group renews its distribution contract for the media rights to the Japanese football league (J. League) for a further year.


January 2013
As the result of a partnership between Lagardère Active Entreprises and LS travel retail ASPAC, a future Elle Café outlet is announced for the new KLIA2 terminal at Kuala Lumpur airport


September 2012
Lagardère Unlimited acquires Sports Marketing and Management, an Australian sports marketing agency specialising in Olympic sports.


August 2012

LS travel retail ASPAC acquires Duty Free Stores Wellington Ltd and becomes operator of 16 duty free stores at Australian and New Zealand airports.


January-February 2013

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

Press releases


SAVE and Lagardère Services announce the completion of the acquisition of Airest Group


Lagardère Entertainment launches Lagardère Entertainment Digital (L.E.D.) and Names Rémi Tereszkiewicz to Head

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"The Lagardère group saw a return to profitability in 2012, with attributable profit reaching 89 million, and net sales holding steady despite a very tough market.
The Group's media businesses posted recurring ebit slightly higher than 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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The group's history

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