Edipresse

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Edipresse
Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
Key people
Pierre Lamunière, Chairman & CEO
Products magazine publishing, digital ventures, real estate
Website edipresse.com

Edipresse is a company headquartered in Switzerland. Its main activities are magazine publishing, real estate and digital ventures.

History[edit]

The Edipresse building in Lausanne

The company was founded in 1907 by Paul Allenspach, publisher of the newspaper La Feuille d'Avis de Lausanne;[1] in 1937, the Lamunière and Payot families took joint control over the company. In 1982, Marc and Pierre Lamunière acquired majority control of the company, which became Edipresse SA.

In the 1980s, Edipresse's operations – newspaper and magazine publishing, printing – took place only in Switzerland, during the 1990s, the group expanded its activities internationally, mainly in Southern and Eastern Europe. In 2005, Edipresse entered several Asian markets.

In March 2009, Edipresse announced its Swiss operations would gradually be incorporated to those of the Tamedia Group, of which Edipresse became a shareholder, the merger was finalised in April 2012. Edipresse quit the Swiss stock exchange in 2011, and in 2012 the company activated the procedure of a squeeze-out merger aimed to buy out the remaining minority shareholders, this procedure was closed in October 2013, making Edipresse a purely family office since then, owned by the Lamunière family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company History and Profile. Edipresse S.A." Reference for Business. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 

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