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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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


Lagardère takes a decisive step in its strategic refocusing thanks to the disposal of Lagardère Sports to H.I.G. Capital and announces an Investor Day


Lagardère Sports - Media Release

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 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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