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
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

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 : infos.finance@gl-events.com


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Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
info.finance@gl-events.com
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20

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