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Key Facts

Worlwide presence


January 2018
Lagardère Live Entertainment inaugurates and starts operating the Arkéa Arena (formerly the Bordeaux Métropole Arena).

March 2018
Inauguration of BuY Paris Duty Free’s innovative Beauty New Age concept store operated by SDA, a Lagardère Travel Retail and Paris Aéroport joint venture, in Terminal 2E (Hall K) at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport.

April – November 2018
Release of La Jeune Fille et la Nuit, by Guillaume Musso (Calmann-Lévy) and Michelle Obama’s Becoming (Fayard).

July 2018
Hachette Livre acquires La Plage, a publishing house specialising in practical ecology.

September 2018
Europe 1 launches Europe 1 Studio, a label for developing new radio formats including podcasts, audio books and voice assistants.

October 2018
Le Journal du Dimanche celebrates its 70th anniversary with the release of a souvenir album by Éditions EPA (Hachette Livre).

November 2018
Drawing from its photography archives, Paris Match launches a new daily webseries on entitled “Un jour, une photo”.


January 2018
Publication of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury (Little, Brown Book Group).


August 2018
Hachette Book Group announces the acquisition of Worthy Publishing Group, an American publisher of faith-based books operating out of Nashville, Tennessee.


June 2018
Publication of The President is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (Hachette Livre).


November 2018
Lagardère Travel Retail completes the acquisition of Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF), a leading Foodservice operator in the United States and Canada, as well as its subsidiary, Vino Volo, the number one airport wine bar banner in North America.


June − July 2018
Lagardère Plus successfully manages on-the-ground and online campaigns for Hisense, an official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia.


March 2018
Lagardère Studios acquires independent audiovisual production company Skyhigh TV.

August 2018
Lagardère Travel Retail wins the tender for the operation of 28 Smullers (Foodservice) restaurants across the Dutch rail network.


July 2018
Opening of eight Duty Zero stores at Hong Kong airport in an area totalling 3,391 sq.m., in partnership with China Duty Free Group.


December 2018
Lagardère Travel Retail is awarded a Travel Essentials, Duty Free and Foodservice concession at Libreville’s Léon-Mba airport.


April 2018
Successful staging of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games for which Lagardère Sports provided several commercial partnership services, including sponsorship, hospitality and broadcast rights sales.


October 2018
Lagardère Sports organises the fifth and final edition of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

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September 2018
Elle Italia becomes the first international edition of Elle to publish weekly.


September 2018
Agreement signed between Lagardère Sports and the International Handball Federation, to become the exclusive global media distribution partner and signal production broadcaster to cover men’s and women’s World Championships from 2019 to 2025.

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Chairmanship of the Supervisory Board of Lagardère SCA

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

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...