Nourry 'would not accept any break-up of Hachette Livre'

Nourry 'would not accept any break-up of Hachette Livre'

Hachette Livre chairman and c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry has warned that he would not stand by and watch the publishing house being carved up by the shareholders of parent company Lagardère. 

“I will not allow anyone to wreck Hachette Livre,” he told French economic daily Les Echos. “I could not accept any move approaching a break-up.” he added. The publisher “is fine” with Lagardère, having been its subsidiary for 40 years. “If it is necessary to invent a slightly different life for Hachette, I shall devote all my brainpower to it, and if there is a battle… I shall lead it and I shall win.”


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