Following its reorganisation under new owner, Compagnie General des
Eaux, Havas group turnover is around FFr20 billion. CGE is an
engineering, telecommunications and utilities group with an annual
turnover of FFr167 billion.
WORLDWIDE MEDIA ASSETS
Advertising Havas Advertising is divided into four divisions: the Euro
RSCG network, Campus, Diversified Agencies, and its media buying arm,
Mediapolis. It also owns SFN, one of the biggest US media buying
Periodicals 50 general interest and business magazines in France,
including L’Express, L’Expansion, Courrier International, Le Moniteur,
L’Usine Nouvelle and La France Agricole. Also owns the UK’s Builder
Group; Agepe in Italy; and Cetisa Boixareu in Spain.
Books 45 general and specialist publishing imprints in France, including
Larousse, Nathan, Bordas and Presses de la Cite. Owns Chambers and
Harrap in the UK. Larousse also has Spanish and South American
The France Loisirs book club is run as a joint venture with
Multimedia Havas Interactive produces reference and educational CD-Roms,
including the Gallimard-Larousse Discovery encyclopaedia. It also runs
online information services, including tie-ups with the newspaper Le
Monde and the news weekly, Le Point.
Freesheet newspapers 145 local titles in France, 47 in Belgium.
Outdoor Its Avenir division claims to be the largest outdoor media owner
in Europe, with 100,000 sites. HMC Transports is the world’s biggest
sales house for airport sites, with 90 airports under contract.