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History

2003-2006

2003
  • Livre de Poche celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • Lagardère puts all of its shareholdings in Renault up for sale. Death of Jean-Luc Lagardère and appointment of Arnaud Lagardère as managing partner of Lagardère SCA.
  • 3,000th issue of Elle.
  • Launch of the magazine Public.
  • Lagardère sells its automobile engineering activities to the Italian group Pininfarina.
2004
  • Lagardère acquires 40% of Editis (from Vivendi Universal Publishing).
  • Over five million copies of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, published by JC Lattès (Hachette Livre), sold throughout the world.
  • Launch of Filles TV, the first cable channel aimed at teenage girls.
  • Acquisition of the British publisher Hodder Headline by Hachette Livre.
  • Le Journal de Mickey celebrates its 70th anniversary.
2005
  • Inaugural flight of the A380 in Toulouse.
  • Launch of the channels Europe 2 and Gulli (the latter in partnership with France Télévisions) on free DTT.
  • Celebration of 60 years of Elle.
  • Creation of Team Lagardère, a scientific and technical programme designed to support sports performance.
  • Celebration at the Maison de la Culture in Paris of the centenary of Japan's oldest magazine, Fujingaho (HFM).
2006
  • Hachette Livre acquires American publisher Time Warner Books.
  • Lagardère Group raises its stake in Canal+ to 20%.
  • Bibliothèque Rose celebrates 150 years.
  • HDS Digital kiosk opens at Relay and Virgin Mega sites, giving web users the option of downloading a broad range of press titles
  • Lagardère Group becomes the new franchisee of the Croix Catelan sports and entertainment site (Bois de Boulogne, Paris) for a twenty-year period.
  • Pooling of the Group's magazine-publishing and audiovisual and digital activities is announced. Hachette Filipacchi Médias and Lagardère Active are merged under the Lagardère Active name and transformed into companies with an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board, headed by Didier Quillot.
  • Lagardère acquires Sportfive, the leading European sports rights management company.
  • Issue of ORAPA (adjustable-parity convertible bonds) by Lagardère SCA, involving 7.5% of EADS' capital.

Press releases

2020/09/10

Monthly information relating to the total number of voting rights and shares making up the share capital

2020/08/31

The Supervisory Board of Lagardère SCA co-opts Valérie Bernis, rejects the request to hold an extraordinary general meeting and engages in dialogue with the shareholders

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"We achieved our objectives in 2018, delivering revenue and recurring EBIT in line with our forecasts, as in previous years. ..."
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The group's activities

Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs over 30,000 people and generated revenue of €7,211 million in 2019.

Under the impetus of the Group's General and Managing Partner, Arnaud Lagardère, in 2018, the Group launched a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions: Lagardère Publishing and Lagardère Travel Retail.

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The group's values

Lagardère's values and corporate culture are founded on two pillars: its rich and varied history and the commitment of the people, past and present, who represent it.