Vincent Bolloré leaves his group, but not the power

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<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" & nbsp; This does not change the reality of power. & nbsp; "This was how Vincent Bolloré's immediate entourage reacted, after the surprise announcement of the departure of the Bolloré Group contractor, announced on March 14 in the late afternoon … with nearly three years of ahead of schedule, it is the date of February 20, 2022 that the owner of the 11e French fortune (7.8 billion euros, according to the latest ranking of Challenges) had always put forward for the passage of witness to the next generation. That day will be the 200e anniversary of the family group, he had resumed the bankruptcy in the early 1980s, Ergué-Gabéric, in Finistere & nbsp; the turnover did not exceed then 40 million francs, and he has taken to more than 22 billion euros. "data-reactid =" 22 ">" This does not change the reality of power. "Thus reacted close entourage of Vincent Bolloré, after the surprise announcement of the departure of the entrepreneur of the Bolloré Group, announced on the 14th of March at the end of the afternoon … with nearly three years in advance of the expected deadline.It is indeed the date of 20 February 2022 that the owner of the 11th fortune (€ 7.8 billion, according to the latest ranking of Challenges) had always put forward for the passage of witness to the next generation. That day will correspond to the 200th anniversary of the family group, which he had resumed on the brink of bankruptcy in the early 1980s in Ergué-Gabéric, Finistère: the turnover did not exceed then 40 million francs , and he took it to more than 22 billion euros.

In this journey combining all the episodes experienced and wanted by a totally atypical entrepreneur – recovery forceps, smart buyouts, wild takeover, financial jackpots, crazy technological bets, creeping takeovers … – it is a point that Vincent Bolloré has never dropped: capital control. When he was still without means, the late Antoine Bernheim, managing partner of Lazard, had invented for him a mechanics of successive holdings, quickly dubbed "Breton pulleys" which assured him the majority of the capital of the nascent group.

"He does not need titles"

Today, even by abandoning the title of CEO of the Bolloré Group to his third son, Cyrille, until now Deputy Chief Executive Officer, he has been appointed CEO of Financière de l'Odet, which controls 64% of Groupe Bolloré. And who controls Financière de l'Odet? The Bolloré family, 90%! "Since he has the reality of capitalist power, he does not need titles or functions to exercise his influence," the source continues. It has been seen in Vivendi, where his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board has never prevented him from[…]

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