Vincent Bolloré

Bolloré replaces Bolloré on Vivendi board

Vivendi’s annual shareholders’ meeting has appointed Cyrille Bolloré as a member of its supervisory board for a four-year term and has renewed the appointment of Dominique Delport for the same period. Cyrille Bolloré replaces his father Vincent, who has now stepped down. Bolloré senior had already stepped down as company chairman last year, to be […]

Bolloré to step down from Vivendi board

Vincent Bolloré is due to step down from the Vivendi board in April, according to a statement included in the firm’s latest earnings report. At the company’s shareholders’ meeting on April 15, shareholders will be asked to appoint Bolloré’s son, Cyrille Bolloré, as board member in his place. Another of his sons, Yannick Bolloré, is […]

Bolloré held in custody in relation to Africa corruption case

Vincent Bolloré has been held in custody by French police in relation to a corruption enquiry concerning container terminals operated by Bolloré Group in Togo and Guinea, according to press reports. According to Le Monde, Nanterre judicial police have taken the billionaire businessman and former Vivendi chairman into custody in relation to an enquiry into […]

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 […]

Bolloré steps down in Canal+ management changeover

French pay TV operator Canal+ has named current CEO Maxime Saada as president of its directorate, replacing Jean-Christophe Thiery, who is in turn to replace Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré as chairman of the supervisory council. Bolloré took the reins at Canal+ after the departure of Bertrand Méheut in 2015, after Vivendi took full control of […]

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 […]

Orange chief says not in talks about acquiring Canal+

Orange is not currently in talks with Vivendi about an acquisition of Canal+ by the telco or about an entry by Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré into Orange’s capital, according to the telecom operator’s CEO Stéphane Richard. Speaking to France’s Radio Classique this morning, Richard said that Orange has multiple interests in content and that this […]

Bolloré tightens control over Vivendi

Vincent Bolloré’s company is increasing its hold on Vivendi through a series of measures that will see its stake in the media giant rise above 20%. Thanks to French rules that allocate double voting rights to long-term shareholdings, the latest moves by Bolloré will furthermore see his voting rights in the company rise to 29% […]

Vivendi reportedly edging towards compromise deal with Mediaset

Vivendi may make a new proposal to Mediaset following the acrimonious collapse of its previously agreed strategic partnership with the Italian broadcaster and could use Italy’s Mediobanca as an intermediary, according to Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore. According to the financial daily, Vivendi could make peace overtures to coincide with its half-year results on […]

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