M&A Deal Summary

Vivendi Acquires Havas SA

On June 6, 2017, Vivendi acquired marketing company Havas SA from Bollore

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Vivendi’s 1st transaction in the Marketing sector.
  • This is Vivendi’s 3rd transaction in France.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-06-06
Target Havas SA
Sector Marketing
Buyer(s) Vivendi
Sellers(s) Bollore
Deal Type Divestiture

Target

Havas SA

Puteaux, France
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Havas SA is a multinational advertising and public relations company offering a broad range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning, and buying, corporate communications, sales promotion, design, human resources, sports marketing, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and innovation consulting. Havas was formed in 1835 and is based in Puteaux, France.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Vivendi

Paris, France

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Category Company
Founded 1853
SectorPublishing
Employees42,800
Revenue 16.1B EUR (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Vivendi is a publisher of an interactive content products and co-publishes for various strategic partners worldwide. Vivendi was founded in 1853 and is based in Paris, France.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 14
Sector (Marketing) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 3
Country (France) 3 of 6
Year (2017) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-12-17 Radionomy SA

Brussels, Belgium

Radionomy is a free global service that allows people from around the world to create their own Internet radio stations. Radionomy’s groundbreaking platform provides the tools to broadcast, promote, and monetize a station free of charge.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-04-16 Paylogic Holding B.V.

Groningen, Netherlands

Paylogic Holding B.V. is an event organizer provides high-end technology with a white-label proposition through which event organizers gain, besides the best ticketing solution, full control over access management, customer data and relations.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Bollore

Puteaux, France

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Category Company
Founded 1822
SectorTransportation
Employees76,460
Revenue 24.1B EUR (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Bollore is a provider of integrated logistical services. Bollore services are air and ground transportation services, port handling services, product storage, operation of railroads. Bollore was founded in 1822 and is based in Puteaux, France.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Marketing) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 2
Country (France) 1 of 1
Year (2017) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-07-01 Havas SA

Puteaux, France

Havas SA is a multinational advertising and public relations company offering a broad range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning, and buying, corporate communications, sales promotion, design, human resources, sports marketing, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and innovation consulting. Havas was formed in 1835 and is based in Puteaux, France.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-09-29 Blue Point London

London, United Kingdom

Blue Point London is an electric vehicle charging network citywide, which includes more than 1,600 on-street charge points. Blue Point London is based in London, United Kingdom.

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