Xavier Niel has decided to transfer - for a symbolic euro - all of his holdings in the press which were housed in his holding NJJ Presse (Le Monde Libre,
L'Obs, France-Antilles, Nice-Matin, Paris Turf
), towards a foundation called Fund for the independence of the press.
However, he keeps only one part in order to be able to replenish the foundation, if necessary.
The co-shareholders of the World are tearing each other apart in the courts
The businessman specifies that the shares held in
are now non-transferable by the foundation.
However, the latter retains the possibility of selling its shares in
, France-Antilles and Paris Turf.
This new foundation therefore becomes a 26.6% shareholder of the Free World.
With the independence pole (controlled by employees) which holds 25.4% of the capital of the publisher of Le Monde, the latter is now 52% secure.
For his part, Matthieu Pigasse who, through his holding company Combat, also owns 26.6% of the Free World, is working on a solution
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