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Interview: Bruno Capron, Lagardère Active

Director of Treasury, Financing and Insurance at Lagardère Active

“A saving of 40% on banking cash flow”

Where is Lagardère Active within the giant that is Lagardère?

Lagardère Active, the result of a fusion of the press and audio-visual activity in 2006, is the media branch of Lagardère, and encompasses three other divisions. Hachette Livre, the brand used by Lagardère Publishing, is the second largest publisher in the world, the biggest in Europe and number one in France, with around 75 media titles, in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, second in Spain and fifth in the United States; the retail division, grouped at the heart of Lagardère Services, runs the premier international network of shops selling cultural activity products, and of duty-free stores such as Relay, Virgin, Aelia; Lagardère Services is also the world leader in press distribution; then there’s sport and entertainment with Lagardère Unlimited, which mostly deals with management of distribution rights, the marketing of rights and of sports marketing products.