Vincent Bolloré hands Vivendi reins over to his son

Vincent Bolloré is stepping down as Vivendi chairman and handing over the reins to his son Yannick. Vivendi’s supervisory board unanimously voted Yannick Bolloré as the new group chairman following the company’s shareholder meeting. Vincent Bolloré, who is 67, had earlier stepped down as Canal+ Group chairman in favour of Jean-Christophe Thiery, triggering a senior […]

Vivendi acquires Bolloré stake in Havas

Vivendi has acquired Bolloré Group’s majority stake in advertising outfit Havas, following a deal struck between the French media group and the investment vehicle of its chairman, Vincent Bolloré, at the beginning of June. Vivendi paid €9.25 a share for Bolloré’s 59.2% stake in Havas, giving a total of €2.3 billion for the stake. The […]

Vivendi to acquire Bolloré majority stake in Havas

Vivendi has made an offer to Group Bolloré, the investment outfit of its chairman Vincent Bolloré, to acquire the latter’s 60% stake advertising giant Havas to create “a world-class content, media and communication group”. Vivendi is offering €9.15 a share for Havas, representing a premium of 8.8% over its share price on May 10. The […]

Havas boss Delport to take Vivendi content head role

Dominique Delport is being strongly tipped to become the head of Vivendi Content. Delport is a supervisory board member at Vivendi and the global boss of the Vivendi-owned advertising agency Havas. Vivendi would not confirm the news, but Delport himself retweeted several messages of congratulation about the new role via his Twitter account. Vivendi created […]

Vivendi to create new content unit headed by Canal+’s Belmer

Vivendi is creating a new content unit to be headed by Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer, who will take on new responsibilities at the pay TV operator’s parent company in addition to his existing role, according to an internal email obtained by French news service BFM TV. According to the email, circulated to Vivendi staff on […]