GL events
Welcome to the world of events!
As a leading global player in the events sector, GL events operates in the three main events markets: congresses and conventions, sporting, cultural and political events, and trade shows and consumer fairs.
© Odile Decq architect / Felice Varini – Nicolas Rodet
GL events
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018
GL events, official supplier of temporary grandstand seating for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. A total of 60,000 temporary seats were installed in thirteen venues.
Commonwealth Games   Gold Coast 2018
Matmut Stadium Inauguration
The project to renovate and modernise the Matmut Stadium in Gerland, launched by Olivier Ginon, the Chairman of GL events, highlights the Group's expertise in terms of engineering, architecture and asset management. The stadium is now home to the LOU Rugby team.
© Nicolas Rodet
Matmut Stadium Inauguration
Geek and Games at the Riocentro
Brazil’s largest event devoted to pop culture and video games is organised and hosted by GL events at the Riocentro, in Rio de Janeiro.
© Light Press 2017
Geek and Games at the Riocentro
Cannes Film Festival
For more than 20 years, GL events has been providing top-of-the-range, tailor-made services for one of the world's most prestigious film festivals.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Cannes Film Festival
Equita Lyon
The Lyon Equestrian Show, organised and hosted by GL events at Eurexpo, is the largest indoor equestrian event in France.
© Gilles Galoyer
Equita Lyon
"Nuits Sonores" Music Festival
GL events provides the audiovisual services for this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
"Nuits Sonores" Music Festival
Sirha Green
The first trade fair devoted to ecological food-services. Organised and hosted by GL events, the event brings together the sector’s professionals to address the issues of social and environmental responsibility.
© Diph Photography
Sirha Green
Première Vision Paris
Organised and hosted by GL events, the reference event for the fashion world was held at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris. It owes its success to its avant-garde selection, bringing together many new products, services and innovations.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Première Vision Paris
Light Festival Lyon
GL events Audiovisual, an official partner and service provider to the Lyon Light Festival, draws on its expertise and talent for several artistic projects in various venues during this international event.
© Thierry Perre / Partners’ Club of the ‘Fête des Lumières’ / Lyon Light Festival 2017
Light Festival Lyon
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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





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