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Key Facts

Worldwide presence and Breakdown of 2017 revenue by geographic area

1 . FRANCE

February - May 2017
Lagardère Active acquires two start-ups: Shopcade, a fashion and beauty marketplace, and Animalbox, specialised in subscription-based gift boxes.

April - September 2017
Guillaume Musso, the most widely read French novelist in the world, joins publishing house Calmann-Lévy. Lagardère Publishing acquires IsCool Entertainment, a developer of social games for web and mobile.

December 2017
Lagardère Travel Retail is awarded a major concession at Toulouse-Blagnac airport, covering the operation of a total 1,165 sq.m. of Foodservice space.

June 2017 - January 2018
Lagardère Live Entertainment wins the tender to manage the Pays d'Aix Arena and inaugurates and starts operating Bordeaux Métropole Arena.

2 . UNITED KINGDOM

March - November 2017
Hachette UK makes several acquisitions, including Bookouture, the leading UK e-book publisher, and Summersdale, a publishing house.

May 2017
Hachette UK wins prizes for Best Publishing House (John Murray), Bestseller of the Year (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling) and Best Document (East West Street, by Philippe Sands) at the British Book Awards.

3 . UNITED STATES

January - December 2017
Hachette Book Group features 167 titles on The New York Times bestseller list, 34 of which reached first place.

September 2017
The Elle brand launches the Elle International Fashion and Luxury Management Program at MIT in Boston.

4 . AFRICA

January - February 2017
Lagardère Sports manages the organisation and sale of marketing and media rights for the Total Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

5 . EUROPE

October 2017
Astérix et la Transitalique, the 37th instalment of the Astérix series, is published in 25 countries.

6 . FINLAND

October 2017
Lagardère Studios acquires audiovisual production company Aito Media Group.

7 . SAUDI ARABIA

January - August 2017
Lagardère Travel Retail opens several Duty Free stores in three major airports: Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.

8 . SENEGAL

September 2017
Lagardère Travel Retail wins a major concession in Senegal, for the operation of more than 1,000 sq.m. of Duty Free space at Blaise-Diagne international airport in Dakar.

9 . ASIA

April - October 2017
Lagardère Travel Retail enters the Cambodian market with the opening of Relay and Tech2Go stores, and wins a substantial 3,400 sq.m. liquor and tobacco concession at Hong Kong international airport (in partnership with China Duty Free Group).

10 . POLAND

November 2017
Lagardère Travel Retail inaugurates 28 Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion and Foodservice stores spanning 4,900 sq.m. of retail space at Gdansk airport.

11 . CHINA

August 2017
Lagardère Sports opens its Shanghai office to help brands and rights holders achieve long-term value in China.

4 . AFRICA
12 . NORTH AMERICA
13 . ASIA-PACIFIC
5 . EUROPE

July 2017
Lagardère Sports and the Commonwealth Games Federation launch CGF Partnerships, a joint venture focused on improving support for host nations and cities to enhance the overall value of hosting the Games.

5. EUROPE
3 . UNITED STATES
13 . ASIA-PACIFIC

October 2017
Lagardère Sports and Entertainment launches Lagardère Plus, a global partnership marketing agency with a mission to help brands transform traditional sponsorships into highly impactful marketing platforms.

4 . AFRICA
14 . MIDDLE EAST

June 2017
Lagardère Active launches a new version of Gulli, Gulli Bil Arabi. Broadcast in Arabic, the channel is available in more than 18 countries in North Africa and the Middle East.

1 . FRANCE
4 . AFRICA

September - November 2017
Le Journal du Dimanche is voted Best Daily Press Title at the 2017 CB News Media Awards. Paris Match launches an African edition following the success its Belgium and Switzerland versions.

Press releases

2018/08/15

Lagardère Travel Retail signs an agreement for the acquisition of Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF), a leading Foodservice travel retail operator in North America

2018/08/10

Lagardère Sports develops exclusive mobile app for Premier League Club West Ham United

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"2017 was a good year for our Group, in which we maintained our growth momentum. ..."
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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 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...