Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Bolloré ups stake in Vivendi as De Puyfontaine plays down Sky rumours

Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré has again upped his stake in the company, raising his shareholding from 12.01% to 14.52% by investing about €800 million. The move is the third by Bolloré to raise his holding in the last two weeks and the fourth since the beginning of March.  Bolloré’s holding in Vivendi is now worth […]

Vivendi makes management board appointments

Vivendi’s supervisory board has named the chairman and CEO of the Bolloré Group, Vincent Bolloré, as chairman in a string of management board appointments at a meeting yesterday.  The supervisory board also appointed Vivendi director Pierre Rodocanachi as vice-chairman and Jean-René Fourtou, who has chaired the group since 2002, as honorary chairman. Daniel Camus becomes […]

Vivendi approves SFR split, backs Bolloré

Vivendi has approved plans to spin off its teleco arm SFR as a separate company and has said that leading shareholder Vincent Bolloré will replace Jean-René Fourtou as chairman of the new-look Vivendi.  At the same time, the firm announced the appointment of the CEO of Hearst Magazines UK and executive vice-president of Hearst Magazines International, […]