Life’s never dull with a Bolloré or three around and now Vincent Bolloré has tightened his grip on French media giant Vivendi by appointing son Yannick, also CEO of Bolloré-owned Havas, to Vivendi’s supervisory board. Bolloré senior, who has numerous ...Read More »
Havas motors on – but what’s the long term strategy?
Havas seems to be motoring nicely under Yannick Bolloré, reporting organic growth of 5.1 per cent and revenue of €2.2bn for 2015, the first time it’s topped the €2bn mark. Profit was €315m, up 20 per cent on 2014, while ...Read More »
Ubisoft kicks back at Bolloré with media switch to WPP
Vincent Bolloré’s machinations usually conclude with the Bolloré coffers even more full than before but the French magnate (below), owner of Havas and the biggest shareholder in and chairman of French media giant Vivendi, has suffered a reverse at the ...Read More »
BETC launches POP record label with Bollore’s Polydor
French media giant Vivendi and agency group Havas may be separate companies but they have one Vincent Bollore in common. The Bollore clan own Havas and Vincent is chairman and a big shareholder in the much larger Vivendi. Paris-based BETC ...Read More »
Does Bollore’s Vivendi deal for Dailymotion have implications for Havas too?
That man Vincent Bollore is back in the news, this time in his role as chairman and significant shareholder in French media group Vivendi. Vivendi has agreed to buy 80 per cent of video sharing website Dailymotion from telecoms operator ...Read More »
Grey London boss Hirst quits for revitalised Havas
If you’d had to pick one marcoms group set to make waves in 2015 you probably wouldn’t have chosen Havas. But Havas, now 73 per cent owned by the Bollore family, it is – so far anyway. Now Havas has ...Read More »
Vincent Bollore is now majority owner of Havas – is he eyeing a deal for Interpublic?
It’s been quite a while since France’s Havas was seen as a buyer not a seller in the ad market but things are changing. Vincent Bollore (left) has increased the family holding company’s stake in the marcoms group from 36.2 ...Read More »
Now Bollore stitches €500m O2 Havas media deal
French tycoon Vincent Bollore, newly installed as chairman of huge media conglomerate Vivendi (it owns Canal+ among others) seems to have rediscovered an interest in advertising too. Hot on the heels of announcing he plans to tender for more shares ...Read More »
Vincent Bollore bids for majority stake in Havas
French Tycoon Vincent Bollore, the biggest shareholder in marcoms group Havas with about 36 per cent, is offering a share swap in his family conglomerate Bollore Group which would take his share in Havas to over 50 per cent – ...Read More »