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History

  • 2018
    • Acquisition of La Martinière Group (Seuil, La Martinière, Abrams).

    • New Paris headquarters.

    • Launch of the Parc Spirou.

  • 2017
    • Acquisition of Éditions Anne Carrière, Éditions 365 and Ediser.

    • Investment in Ankama.

    • New expansion of Dourdan distribution center.

  • 2016
    • Fnac – Izneo Partnership.

  • 2015
    • Launch of Little Urban.

  • 2014
    • Acquisition of audiovisual catalogue of Moonscoop S.A.

  • 2013
    • Takeover of Éditions Vagnon (nautical guides) and the Librairie Maritime Outremer (maritime bookshop).

    • Takeover of Marsu Productions (Gaston Lagaffe, Marsupilami).

  • 2012
    • Acquisition of ENPC (Éditions Nationales du Permis de Conduire, publisher of driving license manuals and materials).

    • Launch of Urban Comics (French editions of American comics).

  • 2011
    • Acquisition of Gravity Europe in partnership with Gravity Co. Ltd. (Korea).

    • Acquisition of DIY-PROD, publisher of the website www.maisonbrico.com.

  • 2010
    • Launch of izneo (digital platform for comics) jointly with Bamboo, Casterman, Dargaud, Delcourt, Dupuis, Futuropolis, Glénat, Le Lombard, and Soleil.

    • Création des éditions Huginn&Muninn.

  • 2009
    • Acquisition of video game and software publisher Anuman Interactive.

    • Investment in La Procure group (bookstores and mail order catalogues).

  • 2008
    • Distribution agreement with Pearson group.

    • Investment in PGV Maison group (Système D and C’Déco).

    • Sale of Détours en France and Dada titles.

  • 2006
    • Launch of Kana Home Video.

  • 2005
    • Expansion of Dourdan distribution center.

  • 2004
    • Acquisition of Dupuis group.

    • Distribution agreement with Éditions du Voyage Michelin (maps and travel guides).

    • Acquisition of Editions Champflour.

  • 2003
    • Acquisition of Éditions Mango.

    • Acquisition of Ellipsanime and VF Films Production.

  • 2002
    • Acquisition of Storimages.

    • Opening of new MDS distribution center in Dourdan.

  • 2001
    • Acquisition of rights for Cubitus and Boule & Bill (Billy & Buddy).

    • Purchase of Éditions Chronique (history and thematic books).

  • 1999
    • Creation of Lucky Comics joint venture (publishing and rights of Lucky Luke character).

  • 1996
    • Acquisition of Marina Productions.

    • Creation of manga publisher Kana.

  • 1992
    • Repositioning and development of Citel to focus on animation (films and series, including Tintin).

    • Acquisition of Éditions Blake et Mortimer.

    • Purchase of Edifa.

  • 1989
    • Acquisition of Tardy and Droguet & Ardant.

  • 1988
    • Acquisition of Dargaud group (comics and graphic novels, Rustica gardening publications, distribution activities).

  • 1986
    • Creation of Media-Participations and purchase of Fleurus.

    • Acquisition of Mame, Desclée, and Le Lombard.

    • Creation of Citel (video).