Pargesa - Group Holdings

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) is a holding company listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

GBL’s objective is to create value for its shareholders over the long term, through both an attractive dividend yield and an increase in its intrinsic value. To achieve this, GBL further diversifies its portfolio of investments in terms of sectors and geographies to maintain a balance between growth and yield by exercising its role of professional, active and responsible shareholder and by maintaining a solid and flexible financial structure.

Imerys extracts, transforms, and processes a unique range of minerals to provide functionalities that are vital to its customers’ products and production processes. These speciality products have a very wide range of uses and are developing in many growth markets.

During the first quarter of 2015, the Board of Directors of Holcim and Lafarge announced that they had reached an agreement on revised terms for the proposed merger of equals between both groups The transaction should be finalized in July 2015.

Lafarge is a global leader in cement, aggregates and readymix concrete. The group has two strategic priorities: the growing cement market and innovation, particularly in relation to sustainable construction.

Total is one of the leading international oil and gas groups. The company operates in more than 130 countries and covers every oil industry sector, from upstream to downstream. Total is also a major player in chemicals and is committed to the development of renewable energy.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

Since its founding in 1975, Pernod Ricard has become the world’s co-leader in the wine and spirits market after numerous acquisitions, in particular Seagram in 2001, Allied Domecq in 2005 and Vin&Sprit in 2008.

Engie, 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. Engie 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.