Keyword: Vincent Bolloré
The French businessman Vincent Bolloré has been placed under formal investigation over the alleged corruption of foreign public officials and complicity in corruption. The probe into the well-connected businessman, who has amassed much of his fortune through his dealings in Africa, relates to how one of its companies won the concessions to run the ports at Lomé in Togo and Conakry in Guinea, and the use of his communications firm in the electoral campaigns of African leaders. Martine Orange gives the background to the allegations.
Bolloré, who has business interests in West Africa, is suspected of corrupting foreign officials and complicity in corruption, his lawyer said.
French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, whose Bolloré Group owns a 20 percent stake in media giant Vivendi, has announced his son Yannick is to replace him as chairman of Vivendi's supervisory board, a hereditary handown after corporate raider Bolloré senior's four years at the helm.
Billionaire head of media group Vivendi has stirred up political row over reports he wants to axe 'Les Guignols' puppet show on Canal Plus.
Carmaker in joint venture with Bolloré, operator of the Paris Autolib fleet, to build three-seater versions of the cars at its Dieppe factory.
Nicolas Sarkozy is secretly attempting to set up a 1 billion-euro private equity fund, with plans for it to be based in London, and has begun prospecting wealthy individuals and institutions to back the scheme, financial and business sources have told Mediapart. According to concordant sources, the former French President (pictured) has made discreet contact with potential backers based in France, the Middle East and South-East Asia. Laurent Mauduit reports.