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July 21, 2004
* France's Vivendi Universal and Lagardere, the world's largest magazine publisher, are negotiating a potential merger, a French weekly newspaper reported. Executives at Lagardere and media conglomerate Vivendi declined to comment on the report.
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BUSINESS
July 21, 2004
* France's Vivendi Universal and Lagardere, the world's largest magazine publisher, are negotiating a potential merger, a French weekly newspaper reported. Executives at Lagardere and media conglomerate Vivendi declined to comment on the report.
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BUSINESS
October 23, 2002 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Vivendi Universal moved closer to unloading some of its publishing businesses as part of efforts to ease its cash crunch. But the company's next strategic move could end up swelling its already heavy debt load. Vivendi Universal is expected to announce today that it has reached a preliminary deal to sell its European publishing businesses, which include French dictionary publishers Larousse and Le Robert, to French media and aerospace conglomerate Lagardere.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2002 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Vivendi Universal moved closer to unloading some of its publishing businesses as part of efforts to ease its cash crunch. But the company's next strategic move could end up swelling its already heavy debt load. Vivendi Universal is expected to announce today that it has reached a preliminary deal to sell its European publishing businesses, which include French dictionary publishers Larousse and Le Robert, to French media and aerospace conglomerate Lagardere.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Vivendi Universal's plans to sell its publishing unit may be delayed by a group of French publishers protesting that if Lagardere's bid wins, France's No. 2 media company will have a near-monopoly on book publishing, the Financial Times reported without identifying a source.
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