Small Increase for Lagardere

By Carmen Comment

Forbes reports that Lagardere SCA, parent company of Hachette Book Group and its UK arm, said first half sales were up 6.8 pct from a year earlier, to 3.955 bln eur, aided by the consolidation of Warner Book Group. The book publishing business had sales growth of 10.6 pct, to 897 mln eur. Like-for-like growth was 1.7 pct, in line with company expectations.

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