History

  • 1826-1864

    1826-1864

  • 1865-1945

    1865-1945

  • 1945-1980

    1945-1980

  • 1981-1991

    1981-1991

    1981-1991

    1981
    • Jean-Luc Lagardère takes over the reins of Hachette.
    1983
    • The first VAL automated metro line opens in Lille.
    1983
    • Matra Automobile launches the first "one-box" vehicle, the Espace, under the Renault brand.
    1985
    • Hachette launches the Relais H. trading name.
    1987
    • Europe 1, which has been controlled by Hachette since 1986, launches Europe 2 and begins to develop outside France.
    1988
    • Europe 1, which has been controlled by Hachette since 1986, launches Europe 2 and begins to develop outside France.
    1989
    • Spanish government names Matra prime contractor for Hispasat telecom satellite.
    • Creation of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation dedicated to the Group's sponsorship activities in the fields of culture, community and youth.
    1990
    • Matra Espace and the aerospace division of GEC Marconi merge to create Matra Marconi Space, the leading aerospace company in Europe.
    1991
    • Launch of the new generation Espace, developed and manufactured in close partnership with Renault.
  • 1992-1999

    1992-1999

  • 2000-2002

    2000-2002

  • 2003-2006

    2003-2006

  • 2007-2010

    2007-2010

  • 2011-2013

    2011-2013

  • 2014-2016

    2014-2016

  • 2017-2021

    2017-2021

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..."

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.

 

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.