Lagardère SCA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Media Company

Lagardère SCA has acquired 13 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 11 assets.

Lagardère SCA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired SPORTFIVE UK for $975M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2011, when it sold Lagardère Magazine Group to Hearst for $734M. Lagardère SCA has acquired in 4 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (42%) and leisure (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

Lagardère SCA

4 rue de Presbourg,
Paris, 75116
France,
33 1 40 69 16 00
www.lagardere.com

Lagardère is a diversified media group which operates through four divisions. These include Lagardère Publishing, Lagardère Services, Lagardère Active, and Lagardère Unlimited. Lagardère was founded in 1826 and is based in Paris, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 10 - 2 - - - 12
vol $1.5B $330M $1.8B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 3 - - 6 2 - 11
vol $1.1B $321M $113M $1.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lagardere Studios SAS 2020-06-22 113M EUR Divestiture
Boulogne-Billancourt, France · www.lagardere-studios.com
SPORTFIVE UK Ltd 2020-02-20 - Divestiture
Cheshire, France · www.sportfive.com
Lagardère SCA - Television Business 2019-05-24 242M EUR Divestiture
Paris, France
Lagardère SCA - Magazine Publishing Titles 2019-02-15 59M EUR Divestiture
, France
Jacaranda FM Pty Ltd. 2019-02-11 18M ZAR Divestiture
Midrand, South Africa · www.jacarandafm.com
Mediamark Proprietary Ltd. 2019-02-11 2M ZAR Divestiture
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.mediamark.co.za
Boursier.com SA 2019-02-04 - Divestiture
Levallois-Perret, France · www.boursier.com
BilletReduc.com SAS 2019-01-17 - Divestiture
Paris, France · www.billetreduc.com
Hojeij Branded Foods 2018-08-15 330M USD Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.hbfairports.com
Skyhigh TV 2018-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Hilversum, Netherlands · www.skyhightv.nl
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 5 (42%) - 3 (27%) 373M (24%)
Publishing 1 (8%) 538M (29%) 3 (27%) 1.2B (76%)
Leisure 2 (17%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (9%) -
Marketing 1 (8%) 975M (53%) 1 (9%) -
Distribution 1 (8%) - - -
Restaurants 1 (8%) 330M (18%) - -
Consumer Products - - 1 (9%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (9%) -
Machinery - - 1 (9%) 2M (< 1%)
Total 12 $1.8B 11 $1.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
France 4 975M 8 1.1B
United States 5 330M 1 400M
  Georgia 2 330M - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
  Connecticut - - 1 400M
South Africa - - 2 20M
Netherlands 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 538M - -
Domestic 4 (33%) 975M (53%) 8 (73%) 1.1B (73%)
Cross-border 8 (67%) 868M (47%) 3 (27%) 420M (27%)
Total 12 $1.8B 11 $1.6B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.8B
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest SPORTFIVE UK Ltd
$975M (2006-11-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
< $100M 3 $78M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Lagardère Magazine Group
$734M (2011-02-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
18%
2 (18%)
Strategic(s)
82%
9 (82%)

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