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Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide.
It employs over 30,000 people and generated revenue of €7,211 million in 2019.



Under the impetus of the Group's General and Managing Partner, Arnaud Lagardère, in 2018, the Group launched a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions:

  • Lagardère Publishing is the world's third-largest book publisher for the general public and educational markets, and the leader in France. Alongside some 6,900 employees, it creates 17,000 original publications each year as well as contributing to their broader circulation by innovating with digital and mobile reading formats. Lagardère Publishing's activities also extend to adjacent businesses such as mobile games and board games.
  • Lagardère Travel Retail is the world's fourth largest travel retail merchant, with operations in three segments of this very dynamic field: Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion, and Foodservice. Lagardère Travel Retail has 25,000 employees across an international network of more than 4,800 points of sale in around one thousand airports, mainline and urban train stations.

The Group's business scope also includes Lagardère News (Paris Match, Le Journal du Dimanche, Europe 1, RFM, Virgin Radio and the Elle brand licence) together with Lagardère Live Entertainment.
The Lagardère Studios unit is in the process of being sold.

Through this strategic refocusing, the Lagardère group is investing in its two strategic divisions with the aim of creating global leaders over the long term.

Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris.

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