Bryan, Garnier & Co advised during the takeover by Lagardère Group

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Paris, June, 14th 2012 – Bryan, Garnier & Co, the independent pan-European investment bank focused on European growth companies, today announced it has advised during the takeover launched by Lagardère Group, acting on behalf and for the account of its subsidiary Lagardère Active. The offer was launched at original price of €23 per share, and with the intervention of Bryan, Garnier & Co ended at €28 per share. At the end of the offer, Lagardère was to acquire 94% of shares.

This operation illustrates the ability of Bryan Garnier to create value for the shareholders of a listed company. has been a client of Bryan, Garnier & Co since 2009, for its ECM and M&A operations”, stated Virginie Lazès, Managing Partner and Head of Corporate Finance at Bryan, Garnier & Co.

For more information, please contact:

Virginie Lazès, Managing Partner and Head of Corporate Finance / 01 56 68 75 37 /

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Lagardère is a world-class pure-play media group led by Arnaud Lagardère. It operates in around 30 countries and is structured around four distinct, complementary divisions. With a holding of around 7.5%, Lagardère jointly controls EADS.


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