Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) is a holding company listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange.
GBL strives to maintain and promote the growth of a portfolio of investments focused primarily on a small number of companies in which it plays its role as a professional shareholder.
A world leader in mineral processing, Imerys holds leading positions in each of its sectors: Performance and Filtration Minerals; Materials and Monolithics; Pigments for Papers; Ceramics, Refractaries, Abrasives and Foundry.
With operations in more than 78 countries, Lafarge holds leading positions in each of its markets: it is the world’s largest producer of cement, second largest producer of aggregates and third largest producer of ready-mix concrete and gypsum.
Created from the successive mergers of Total, PetroFina and Elf Aquitaine, Total is one of the largest international oil and gas groups and a major player in chemicals.
GDF Suez, created from the 2008 merger of Suez and Gaz de France, is an international industrial and services group active across the entire energy value chain, in electricity and natural gas, upstream to downstream. GDF Suez develops its core business in electricity and heat generation, trading, transmission and distribution of electricity and gas (natural and liquified), and energy and industrial services.
Suez Environnement integrates water and waste management operations that were formerly within the scope of Suez before it merged with Gaz de France. In the Water sector, the group designs and manages drinking water production and distribution systems and wastewater treatment systems, carries out engineering work and supplies a wide range of services to industry. In the Waste sector, Suez Environnement is active in managing (collecting, sorting, recycling, treating, recovering and storing) industrial and household waste.
Since the creation of Pernod Ricard in 1975, significant organic growth and a series of acquisitions, particularly Seagram in 2001, Allied Domecq in 2005 and Vin & Sprit in 2008, have made the company the world co-leader in wines and spirits.