History

  • 1826-1864

    1826-1864

  • 1865-1945

    1865-1945

  • 1945-1980

    1945-1980

  • 1981-1991

    1981-1991

  • 1992-1999

    1992-1999

  • 2000-2002

    2000-2002

    2000-2002

    2000
    • Strategic alliance between Lagardère and Deutsche Telekom regarding Internet access: merger of T-Online and Club-Internet.
    • Hachette Distribution Services (HDS) launches Relay on 11 January 2000, the international sales outlet for press publications in freight transport areas.
    • The Lagardère and Canal + groups form an alliance on digital television.
    • Creation of EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space company) on 10 July 2000 from the merger of Aérospatiale Matra SA, Aeronauticas SA and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG.
    • Official launch of the A380 programme.
    2001
    • Hachette Livre acquires the Spanish educational publisher Bruño and strengthens its international development in the key education sector.
    • Hachette Filipacchi Médias continues to grow, taking a 42% share in the Marie-Claire group.
    • Lagardère acquires the Virgin Stores brand and Virgin Megastore stores in France via its subsidiary Hachette Distribution Services (HDS).
    • Hachette Livre acquires Octopus Publishing, one of Britain's leading publishers of illustrated books.
    2002
    • Launch of Version Femina, the first weekly European women's magazine.
    • HFM acquires the British magazine publisher Attic Futura.
    • Virgin opens its doors in Barbès (Paris), the 31st Virgin Stores outlet in France.
  • 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.