Bouygues


Bouygues

Infobox_Company
company_name = Bouygues
company_
company_type = Public (Euronext|EN)
foundation = 1952
company_slogan = The challenger spirit
location_city = Paris
location_country = France
key_people = Martin Bouygues, CEO
products = Construction Media Telecommunications
homepage = [http://www.bouygues.com/ www.bouygues.com]
industry = Industrial holding
num_employees = 113,300
revenue = 29,613 million (2007)
operating_income = 2,181 million (2007)
net_income = 1,376 million (2007)

Bouygues (Euronext|EN) is a French industrial group listed on Euronext Paris exchange and is a blue chip in the CAC 40 stock market index. The company was founded in 1952 by Francis Bouygues (educated at the École Centrale Paris, 1946) and since 1989 has been led by his son Martin Bouygues. In October 2005 it had over 113,300 employees in 80 countries. In 2004, it generated €23.4 billion in sales. Bouygues is also active in movie production, through the CiBy 2000 subsidiary ("Little Buddha", "") and in television with the TF1 Group, Europe's largest private channelFact|date=January 2008.

History

The company was founded by Francis Bouygues in 1952 [http://www.bouygues.com/us/groupe/histoire.asp Bouygues company history] ] .

In 1970 Bouygues became listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

In 1987 The company started operating the television channel TF1.

In 1988 Bouygues moved into its new Head Office, Challenger, in Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.

In 1996 The company launched Bouygues Télécom.

In 2000 Bouygues acquired Colas.

In 2006 The company acquired 23.26% of Alstom.

Business structure

Bouygues has 5 divisions:
* Bouygues Construction (100%) - construction;
* Bouygues Immobilier (100%) - real estate;
* Colas (95%) - Construction;
* TF1 (42.9%) - French television network;
* Bouygues Télécom (83%) - mobile phone network.

Related party transactions

In 2006 "The Economist" reported a complex series of transactions between 1989 and 1997 through which Martin and Olivier Bouygues were able to personally acquire assets in the firm, to the detriment of other shareholders. ["Special Report: Bouygues", "The Economist", December 2nd 2006]

Major construction projects

Bouygues has been involved in many major projects including the Parc des Princes completed in 1972 [ [http://www.bouygues.com/us/groupe/fiches/pop_parc_princes.html Bouygues website: Parc des Princes] ] , the Musée d'Orsay completed in 1986 [ [http://www.bouygues.com/us/groupe/fiches/pop_musee_orsay.html Bouygues website: Musée d'Orsay] ] , the Île de Ré Bridge completed in 1988 [ [http://www.bouygues.com/us/groupe/fiches/pop_pont_re.html Bouygues website: Île de Ré Bridge] ] , the Grande Arche completed in 1989 [ [http://www.bouygues.com/us/groupe/fiches/pop_arche_defense.html Bouygues website: Grande Arche] ] , the Hassan II Mosque completed in 1992 [ [http://www.bouygues.com/us/groupe/fiches/pop_mosquee_hassan_II.html Bouygues website: Hassan II Mosque] ] , the Channel Tunnel completed in 1994 [ [http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0000334 Channel Tunnel on Structurae database] ] , the Bibliothèque nationale de France completed in 1995 [ [http://www.bouygues.com/us/groupe/fiches/pop_bibliotheque_france.html Bouygues website: Bibliothèque nationale de France] ] , the Pont de Normandie completed in 1995 [ [http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0000048 Pont de Normandie on Structurae database] ] and the Stade de France completed in 1998 [ [http://www.bouygues.com/us/groupe/fiches/pop_stade_france.html Bouygues website: Stade de France] ] .

References

External links

* [http://www.bouygues.com/ Bouygues corporate website]
* [http://www.bouyguestelecom.fr Bouygues Télécom website]
* [http://www.bouygues-construction.com Bouygues Construction website]
* [http://www.bouygues-immobilier.com/ Bouygues Immobilier website]
* [http://www.axa-im-talents.com/index.cfm?pagepath=Entrepreneurs Martin Bouygues] AXA Talents (www.axa-im-talents.com) (August 17th 2006)


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