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

2022/07/06

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

2022/06/29

Hachette Livre publishes its first CSR report for France, outlining the achievements of 2021 and the outlook for 2022

Message from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

"The conversion of Lagardère SCA into a joint-stock company (société anonyme) with a Board of Directors in 2021 marked a new chapter in the Group's history. Our governance is now characterised by a calm and constructive relationship with our main shareholders, which reinforces the integrity and durability of our Group..."
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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 around 27,000 people and generated revenue of €5,130 million in 2021.
The Group is structured 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.