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Key Facts

Worldwide presence and Breakdown of 2016 revenue by geographic area



February 2016
Lagardère Active's TV division acquires the exclusive broadcasting rights for DreamWorks Animation TV series for its children and family channels (both free and pay channels) and its Replay platforms.

March 2016
Lagardère Studios launches Imagissime, a production company specialising in documentaries.

June - July 2016
Lagardère Sports is responsible for the design, development and operation of the Eiffel Tower fan zone in Paris for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament.

August 2016
Editions Grasset publishes the first novel by Gaël Faye, Petit pays, winner of the Goncourt des lycéens and Fnac awards.

September 2016
Lagardère Active rolls out the Elle brand with the launch of Elle Girl, the 100% women's channel.
Snapchat chooses Paris Match for the launch of Discover in France.

September - November 2016
Lagardère Travel Retail launches the new Relay concept as well as the L'Étoile du Nord brasserie by Thierry Marx at Gare du Nord (Paris).


May 2016
Hodder Education is named Best Educational Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards for the second year running.

June - December 2016
Lagardère Publishing acquires Neon Play and Brainbow, specialists in mobile applications.

July 2016
Little, Brown Book Group publishes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.


March 2016
Hachette Book Group acquires Perseus, which owns a catalogue of 6,000 titles and publishes 500 new books per year.

June 2016
Paradies,named Best Overall Retailer for the 21st year running, wins eight Retail and Travel Essentials concessions at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

October 2016
Lagardère Sports organises the PGA Tour-sanctioned Safeway Open golf tournament in Napa Valley.


July - December 2016
LagardèreSports brokers a title sponsorship deal with Total for the Confédération Africaine de Football's (CAF) ten principal competitions as well as Orange's new eight-year partnership as an official sponsor ofCAF.


April - December 2016
Lagardère TravelRetail opens an Aelia Duty Free outlet at London Luton Airport (United Kingdom) and in the new Avancorpo terminal at Fiumicino airport in Rome (Italy).


May - November 2016
LagardèreTravel Retail wins a major foodservice concession at the new Midfield terminal at Abu Dhabi airport (United Arab Emirates), as well as calls for tenders for the Duty Free concession at King Khaled airport in Riyadh, King Fahd airport in Dammam and King Abdulaziz airport in Jeddah(Saudi Arabia).


November - December 2016
LagardèreTravel Retail is awarded the Duty Free & Specialty concession for Cairns airport and wins a call for tenders for five Travel Essentials concessions at Gold Coast airport.


January - August 2016
LagardèreSports strengthens its consulting business through the acquisition of Sponsorship 360 (France) and Rooftop2 Productions (United States).

8 . ASIA

June 2016 - January 2017
LagardèreActive Radio International establishes itself in Cambodia by acquiring 49% of the capital of LVMG, the owner of two radio networks, and launches Virgin Radio in Romania.


August 2016
LagardèreSports contributes to the success of the Rio Olympic Games (Brazil) on behalf of clients including the Australian Olympic Committee, French Olympic Committee, broadcasters across 40 European territories and over 1,500 hospitality clients.

Press releases


Mehdi Mohammedi joins Hachette Livre as Senior Vice President, Information Technology Transformation France


Full-Year 2017 Results

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"2016 has been a pivotal year for your Group, above all, because we maintained our growth momentum and posted excellent operating performances. ..."
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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...