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
Back to Press releases 2000

New operation of external growth

On the 26th of May 2000, Générale Location signed agreements with the principal shareholders of SF Protection, a company registered on the Open Market of the Paris Bourse, representing 90.34 % of the capital and 92.93 % of the voting rights.

SF Protection Company is both hirer and manufacturer of dismantable buildings for industrial use and for events. In 1999, SF Protection Company realized consolidated net sales of 81.28 million French Francs (12.39 million Euros) for a net consolidated group profit of 8.23 million French Francs (1.25 million Euros).

SF Protection Company's objectives for the on-going fiscal year are, on one hand, consolidated net sales superior to 100 million French Francs (15 million Euros) and, on the other, expressed in percentage of the net sales, an operating profit superior to 16% and a net consolidated group profit superior to 8%.

These two figures compared to Générale Location's 1999 performances of 8.5 % and 3.4 % clearly indicate the positive nature of this transaction, through which the shareholders undertook to bring forward to Générale Location their interest in SF Protection in return for Générale Location shares and the payment of a balancing cash adjustment based on a 110 million French Francs valorization (16.7 million Euros), that is a price per share of 155.53 French Francs (23.71 Euros).

Moreover this transaction, in compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, remains subjected to Générale Location's shareholders's approval, who will convene for this occasion at the Annual General Meeting.

The industrial and trade synergies expected from this transaction will notably allow Générale Location to place itself as Europe's leader in the business segment of rental of temporary buildings, already largely used by the group within the framework of its international development for major events.


SF Protection, France 's leading manufacturer and hirer of dismantable buildings for industrial use, listed on the Open Market at the Paris Bourse, joins Générale Location.

SF Protection's Supervisory Board gave its approval for the signature of the agreements and accordingly, the shareholders, representing 90.34 % of the capital and 92.98 % of the voting rights, undertake to sell their interest to Générale Location, by way of contributions subjected to the approval of Générale Location's shareholders, who will convene at the Annual General Meeting.

SF Protection, who, in 1999, posted consolidated net sales of 81.28 million French Francs (12.39 million Euros) for an operating profit of 12.62 million French Francs (1,92 M Euros) and for a net consolidated group profit of 8.23 million French Francs (1.25 million Euros) will bring to Générale Location a first rate diversification. Constituted as thus, the new group will become Europe's number one in the business segment of dismantable buildings.


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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