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history

2007-2010

2007
  • Arnaud Lagardère announces the Group's reorganization around four major institutional brands: Lagardère Publishing, Lagardère Active, Lagardère Services, and Lagardère Sports, a new branch created with the acquisition of Sportfive.
  • New acquisitions for Lagardère Active in the digital field, with NextIdea, ID Régie, and Jumpstart Automative Media.
  • Lagardère Services racks up acquisitions and point-of-sale openings in Eastern Europe and Asia.
  • Development of Lagardère Sports: partners with the African Soccer Confederation and acquires IEC In Sports and Upsolut.
  • Lagardère Publishing acquires Grupo Patria Cultural (Mexico), Piatkus Books (England), and Pika, a French manga publisher.
  • ELLE extends its international network, with its 41st publication launched in Indonesia.
2008
  • Lagardère Sports acquires a majority stake in World Sport Group, the top sports agency in Asia.
  • Lagardère Active buys out Doctissimo and 100% of the group, Psychologies.
  • Lagardère Entertainment, a subsidiary of Lagardère Active, is created, and specializes in audiovisual production and broadcasting.
  • The Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer is an unprecedented publishing success for Lagardère Publishing.
  • PR Event, the company that owns and organizes the ATP and WTA tournaments in Bastad, Sweden, joins Lagardère Sports.
  • Lagardère Publishing acquires Numilog, the #1 French platform for the distribution of e-books.
  • Lagardère Publishing acquires a majority stake in Editions Albert René, the publisher of Astérix.
  • Lagardère Services acquires Delstar and News & Gifts in the US.
2009
  • Lagardère Unlimited is created. The company specializes in managing the rights and commercial use of sports figures' and entertainers' images.
  • Sportfive is awarded management of European media rights for the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation celebrates 20 years.
  • Lagardère Publishing continues to post sales records for the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer.
  • Lagardère Publishing and Lightning Source enter into a joint venture for on-demand printing.
  • Lagardère Services increases its presence in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Taiwan after acquiring many point-of-sale franchises.
  • Europe 1 becomes the #3 radio station in France in terms of aggregate audience.
  • Paris Match celebrates 60 years.
2010
  • Lagardère Active launches Be, a new global media brand.
  • Lagardère Publishing is one of the major publishing groups to partner with iBooks, iPad's book application.
  • Seventeen years after the creation of the limited partnership disputed by an American activist, the SCA (the French limited partnership with shares ) was confirmed by nearly 80% of shareholders at the Shareholders' Meeting on April 27, 2010.
  • The Lagardère Sports branch becomes Lagardère Unlimited and acquires Best, a US company specialized in representing sports figures and celebrities.
  • Lagardère Publishing publishes L'appel du sang - La Seconde vie de Bree Tanner (The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner), the newest title in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga.
  • Lagardère Active and YouTube sign a strategic partnership to broadcast video on the web.
  • Lagardère Services Asia Pacific (LS ASPAC) and Aelia are awarded operation of one of the top multi-brand fashion stores at Changi Airport (Singapore).
  • The Seventh and last Jean-Luc Lagardère Trophy, the French leg of the ATP Champions Tour, played host to numerous world tennis legends between 2004 and 2010

Press releases

2021/10/13

Information relating to the total number of voting rights and shares making up the share capital of Lagardère SA as of October 13, 2021(1)

2021/10/12

Lagardère Travel Retail Switzerland launches world's first digital duty free vending machine with Inflyter

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"First and foremost, I hope that you and those you hold dear are holding up well and are in good health.
Faced with the unparalleled crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and which shaped 2020, our Group was able to react swiftly to mitigate its impacts as much as possible..."
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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 some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions.

 

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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.