PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
Vivendi (Paris:VIV) today announces the appointment of Caroline Le Masne de Chermont as Head of Legal Affairs for the Vivendi Group. Caroline Le Masne de Chermont reports to Frédéric Crépin, the Group’s General Counsel.
A graduate of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques and of the Panthéon Sorbonne University Paris I (Master in Business and Economics Law), Caroline Le Masne de Chermont is a trained lawyer.
After having worked for five years at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Paris, she joined Vivendi’s Legal Department in 2007 where she held the position of Vice President, Corporate Law and M&A. In this position she worked on many significant transactions for the Group, including the creation of Activision Blizzard and the subsequent sale of Vivendi’s interest therein, the sale of SFR, the acquisition and then sale of the Brazilian telecoms operator GVT, and, more recently, the acquisition of an interest in Telecom Italia and the public take-over bid on Gameloft.
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. The main subsidiaries of Vivendi comprise Canal+ Group and Universal Music Group. Canal+ is the leading pay-TV operator in France, and also serves markets in Africa, Poland and Vietnam. Canal+ operations include Studiocanal, a leading European player in production, sales and distribution of film and TV series. Universal Music Group is the world leader in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising, with more than 50 labels covering all genres. A separate division, Vivendi Village, brings together Vivendi Ticketing (ticketing in the UK, the U.S, and France), MyBestPro (experts counseling), Watchever (subscription video-on-demand), Radionomy (digital radio), Olympia Production, the L’Olympia and the Théâtre de L‘Oeuvre venues in Paris and the CanalOlympia venues in Africa. With 3.5 billion videos viewed each month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video content aggregation and distribution platforms in the world. Gameloft is a worldwide leading video games on mobile, with 2 million games downloaded per day.