Lagardere is a French conglomerate with interests in book, newspaper and magazine publishing, as well as radio and TV broadcasting and production and sports and talent management. It also owns a stake in EADS.
EADS and BAE Systems will not extend their merger talks later on Wednesday, calling an end to a plan to create the world’s largest defence group.Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 8:17pm
Leading European aerospace and defence companies EADS and BAE Systems are to ask Wednesday for a delay from British regulators to a deadline on announcing if they will pursue a tie-up that would create a global giant bigger than US rival Boeing, a source close to the matter said.\10 Oct 2012 - 10:45am
Political wrangling between Germany, France and Britain has entered a critical phase ahead of an imminent deadline for a merger of EADS and BAE to create the world’s top aerospace and arms group.8 Oct 2012 - 11:21am