France: Shipowner CMA CGM buys newspaper La Tribune



AA / Paris / Ümit Dönmez

French shipowner CMA CGM has announced its intention to acquire French newspaper “La Tribune”.

Through a press release, the Marseille Group led by Rodolphe Saade announced that it has submitted a takeover bid to acquire 100% of the capital of the HIMA Group, the owner of the economic newspaper.

“The final completion of the transaction is subject to consultation with the representative bodies of the staff and then obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals,” the shipowner recalled in a press release, also noting the complementarity of this upcoming acquisition to its operations.

“This is the basis for the development of this new activity and it is necessary to share quality and effective editorial content in the digital age and the diversification of media consumption methods”, points out CMA CGM, which has already acquired “La Provence” newspapers. ” and “Corse Matin” in 2022.

“This acquisition will also strengthen the presence of La Tribune in the Marseille region and accelerate its development in the territories, respecting its editorial independence and ensuring a sustainable economic model,” further notes the shipowner, who already owns a stake in M6. In the group, as well as “Brut” in the media.

Source: AA

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