GL events
Welcome to the world of events.
As an integrated Group operating in all event professions, GL events works in three major segments:
event organisation, event venue management and services for fairs, congresses and events.
© Odile Decq architect / Felice Varini – Altitude 150
GL events
GL events enters into a joint venture
with Yuexiu Group
to jointly develop a network of event sites in China. The first phase will consist in managing a 50,000 m2 convention centre in Gangzhou (Canton), targeted for opening in 2019.
© 效果图│ Renderings
GL events enters into a joint venture<BR>with Yuexiu Group
Euro 2016
Fan Zone in Lyon
A total surface area of 62,000m2 and 25,000 people a day; the Fan Zone in Lyon managed by GL events was the official home of football and fun during the event.
© Nicolas Rodet
Euro 2016<BR>Fan Zone in Lyon
Brazil Game Show
The biggest game show in Latin America chose Sao Paulo Expo to host this year’s event, attended by 300,000 fans!
© @studioLopes
Brazil Game Show
Turin International Book Fair
With 127,596 tickets sold in 2016, the Turin Book Fair, organised by GL events – Lingotto Fiere, is a genuine success story.
© Fondazione per il Libro, la Musica e la Cultura
Turin International Book Fair
Sport dans la Ville
GL events provided services to “Sport dans la Ville”, an association promoting social inclusion through sport, for the inauguration of its new premises.
© Gilles Fillot
Sport dans la Ville
Cannes Film Festival
For more than twenty years, GL events has been on the select guest list of the greatest film festival in the world, providing top-quality services for the event.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Cannes Film Festival
Nuits de Fourvière
GL events has been a partner to this festival in Lyon for many years: sound systems, lighting, structures for the “Village des Nuits”.
© Francis Mainard
Nuits de Fourvière
Designed as an upmarket showroom in the heart of Paris, the show is the ideal place to get a preview of the pre-collections of fabrics and accessories, in a select private environment.
© Stéphane Kossmann
Nuits Sonores
GL events is the audiovisual services provider to this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Spacious, elegant and with impeccable finishing, Absolute Triple Deck is an exceptional structure that combines robustness and aesthetics. Providing more than 25% additional interior surface area, this new events structure takes standards in excellence to a whole new level.
© Detail Ltd
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GL events: Highly successful capital increase of €77.6 million

Highly successful capital increase of €77.6 million

GL events' rights issue between 13 and 26 September 2007 that included preferential subscription rights was a major success. The Group's historical shareholders subscribed for 1,975,147 shares or 99.2% of their rights out of the total 1,990,304 shares included in the offering. The remaining 15,157 shares were oversubscribed 27 times.

Gross proceeds from the offering totalled €77.6 million.

In accordance with its undertakings, Polygone SA, GL events' majority shareholder (with 56.1% of the capital before the rights issue) subscribed for 85% of its share. Polygone SA now holds 55.08% of the share capital and 65.15% of the voting rights of GL events.

The shares will listed and available for settlement-delivery on 10 October 2007. On this date, the number of ordinary shares comprising the share capital of GL events will be increased to 17.912-740. The new shares will rank pari passu with existing shares, be traded under ISIN code FR0000066672 and carry rights to dividends for fiscal 2007.

GL events wishes to thank all shareholders subscribing to this issue for their confidence and support during a challenging period for such transactions, along with the partners, CIC-Vizille Capital Finance, CM-CIC Securities and BNP Paribas that assisted the Group and acted as underwriters of the offering.


Ambitious goals for 2010

The capital increase will give GL events Group resources to accelerate its expansion.

For 2010 the Group has set a target for consolidated sales of €900 million versus €496 million in fiscal 2006 by significantly increasing the contribution of venue and event management in the revenue mix.

To attain these goals, GL events will pursue and accelerate its strategy of upstream integration in the event cycle contributing to increased growth potential, visibility and earnings by:
- Optimizing the growth potential of recent acquisitions,
- Taking advantage of market opportunities offering the greatest potential in the sectors of:

  • Event organization: strengthen the worldwide portfolio of proprietary events, acquire additional creative expertise and provide an even greater degree of local service to customers through a global offering with high added value,
  • Venue management: strengthen the worldwide network of venues by adding 2 or 3 new sites per year in major economic, political or cultural capitals and in strong growth markets in Eastern and Southern countries.
  • On this basis, GL events intends to pursue balanced growth across the entire event industry chain. 


    Partners in the rights issue

    Global Coordinator
    and Co-Lead Manager
    Bookrunner Lead Manager
    and Joint Bookrunner





    Upcoming events:
    2007 third-quarter sales, 23 October (after the close of trading)

    GL events, bringing people together

    Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
    Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
    Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
    Email :

    Code ISIN : FR0000066672
    Code Bloomberg : GLO FP
    Code Reuter : GLTN.PA
    Code FTSE : 581


    Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
    Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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