DMEUROPE-17 February 2006-Lagardere to acquire 20% of Canal Plus France (C)2006 DMeurope.com (http://www.dmeurope.com) & DME Ltd. All rights reserved.
French media companies Vivendi Universal, Canal Plus Group and Lagardere have announced a draft agreement under which Lagardere would acquire a 20 per cent holding in Canal Plus France. The deal, if completed, would effectively combine all the French pay-TV assets of Canal Plus Group and TPS.
With the deal, Lagardere would become the second largest shareholder in Canal Plus France. Canal Plus Group, which is controlled by Vivendi Universal, would retain a 65 per cent holding and …