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Vivendi's Havas[This record free to all users]

Worldwide revenue $2.9 billion

  • Revenue ($ in millions)20222021% chgOrganic % chg
    North America*$1,101.9$1,022.47.8NA
    Rest of world*$1,813.2$1,747.83.7NA
    Ticker: EPA:VIV (EPA)
    Asterisk (*) indicates figures are Ad Age estimates. Source: Worldwide revenue from Havas. North America, rest of world split figures are Ad Age Datacenter estimates.

    Net revenue by segment ($ in millions)20222021% chgOrganic % chg
    Havas Creative$1,174.2$1,165.30.8NA
    Havas Media$873.8$847.53.1NA
    Havas Health and You$682.6$635.67.4NA

    Source: Company filings.

    Net revenue by geographic area ($ in millions)20222021% chgOrganic % chg
    North America$1,032.1$977.55.65.2
    Asia Pacific and Africa$239.3$
    Latin America$141.3$134.94.713.6

    Source: Company filings.

    Net revenue by sector 20222021
    Health care and wellness 32.0%29.3%
    Other 11.0%9.7%
    Finance 10.0%10.8%
    Technology, media and telecom 9.0%9.3%
    Consumer goods 9.0%9.7%
    Food and drinks 8.0%8.4%
    Industry and services 7.0%7.9%
    Retail 5.0%5.1%
    Automotive 5.0%5.6%
    Travel and entertainment 4.0%4.3%

    Source: Company filings.

    Year-end headcount20222021% chg
    Rest of world17,79615,86012.2
    Source: Havas.

    Fast facts: Overview:

    Havas is an agency company based in France.

    Vivendi, a French entertainment and media group, acquired full ownership of Havas in 2017.

    Business segments and operations:

    Havas consists of three segments: Havas Creative; Havas Media; and Havas Health & You.

    Havas in January 2013 rebranded its media agencies under the banner Havas Media.

    Havas in September 2012 rebranded Euro RSCG Worldwide as Havas Worldwide. It later dropped "Worldwide" from its name.

    Deals and strategic moves:


    Vivendi, a French entertainment and media group, on July 3, 2017, acquired a 59.2% stake in Havas from Bollore Group. Vivendi on Oct. 5, 2017, increased its stake in Havas to 94.75%. Vivendi as of December 2017 owned 100% of Havas.

    Havas and Vivendi already were connected through the Bollore family and its web of shareholdings.

    Management and employees:

    Havas in August 2013 named Yannick Bollore chairman of Havas, succeeding his father, Vincent Bollore.

    Yannick Bollore in January 2014 took on the added role of Havas global CEO. He succeeded David Jones, who left the company in January 2014.

    Cyrille Bollore, Yannick Bollore's brother, in 2019 succeeded Vincent Bollore, as chairman-CEO of Bollore Group.


    Havas traces its roots to its founding in 1835 in Paris by Charles Lewis Havas.

    In its own words: Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups. Founded in 1835 in Paris, the group employs 22,000 people in more than 100 countries and operates through its three business units covering all communication activities. Havas' mission is to make a meaningful difference to brands, businesses and people. To better anticipate client needs, Havas has adopted a fully integrated model through its 70-plus Havas villages around the world. In these villages, creative, media, health care and wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and a seamless experience for clients. We are committed to building a diverse culture where everybody feels they belong, can be themselves, thrive and grow. Havas integrated Vivendi in December 2017.

    Top executive: Yannick Bollore, chairman and CEO, Havas Group
    Headquarters: Vivendi's Havas/29-30 Quai de Dion Bouton, Puteaux, 92800/Phone: 33 1 58 47 80 00
    Twitter: @HavasGroup

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