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

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

References

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

External links

  • http://www.edipresse.com
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