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
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 Sonores
The 2016 Nuits Sonores are equipped by GL events Audiovisual.
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
The inauguration of the expanded and renovated Sao Paulo Expo on 26 April was attended by more than 500 economic decision-makers.
© Rodrigo Lopes/
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
COP 21
The aim of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was to negotiate a new universal agreement on climate change, in order to maintain global warming below 2°C. GL events supplied and assembled structures for this key event, and also provided audiovisual services, fixtures and fittings for the event spaces.
© Philippe Cler
COP 21
African Games
The Live! by GL events agency was in charge of organising the spectacular closing ceremony for the African Games.
© Myli Bourigault et Pierre Le Tulzo / Live! by GL events
African Games
Video City Paris
Organised by the producers of the Golden Moustache (M6 TV channel), the Studio Bagel (Canal+ TV channel) and Mixicom, in collaboration with Live! by GL events, Vidéo City brought together around a hundred of the most popular YouTube video creators. A genuine success!
© Philippe Cler
Video City Paris
Maison de la Mutualité
The Maison de la Mutualité was the former headquarters of the French mutual insurance federation . The venue has been managed by GL events since 2010. The Group has renovated the building to return it to its former glory. Today, the venue hosts all types of events, from business meetings and exhibitions to fashion parades.
Maison de la Mutualité
This is an event that horse-riding fans look forward to every year. Organised by GL events, Equita is the largest equestrian show in France. Each year, around 3,500 horses take part in the event which attracts over 150,000 visitors.
© PSV – Jean Morel
IMF and the World Bank
The Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank met in Lima (Peru) this year to establish the main priorities and focuses for the two institutions. The production of this large-scale event was entrusted to a consortium made up of GL events and the event agency Stimulus.
© Joao Socola
IMF and the World Bank
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
Back to Press releases 2007

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


    Request for financial information

    Annual report -
    Registration document 2015

    Company report

    2007 press releases archives