- Artémis was founded out of a majority stake in Pinault-Printemps (France Printemps, La Redoute, Conforama, Finaref, CDME, Pinault Distribution and CFAO), plus a portfolio of U.S. assets.
- Acquired Château Latour vineyards.
- Developed the U.S. assets portfolio.
- Pinault-Printemps merges with La Redoute; renamed Pinault-Printemps-Redoute.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute took over La Fnac.
- Restructuring of U.S. assets into controlling interests in U.S. corporations.
- Beginning of divestment of U.S. assets, spread over 10 years.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute acquired La Fnac’s remaining stake.
- Acquired Le Point magazine.
- Took a stake in Ipsos market research company.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute took control of Guilbert, the European leader in office supplies and furniture.
- Takeover bid for the Sefimeg property company.
- Acquired Christie’s auction house.
- Stake acquired in Stade Rennais Football Club.
- Bought shares in Bouygues construction company.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute entered the luxury industry by purchasing 42% of Gucci Group.
- Le Point magazine bought out Historia magazine and Tallandier Editions.
- Sold off Ipsos stake.
- Sefimeg merged with Gecina.
- Bought Aoba Life, the Japanese life insurance company.
- First stages in putting together a multi-brand luxury group using Gucci Group acquisitions: Sergio Rossi, Yves Saint Laurent and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté.
- Acquisition of the Société Nouvelle du Théâtre Marigny.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute acquired Surcouf computer equipment’s retailer.
- Gucci Group acquired Boucheron jeweller’s and Bédat & Co.
- Stakes acquired in L’Agefi, daily financial news.
- Stakes acquired in LD Com, French telecom operator.
- Sold off equity stake in Gecina.
- Gucci Group acquired Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga luxury brands; partnership agreements signed with Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.
- Le Point acquired L’Histoire and La Recherche magazines.
- Acquisition of Piasa auction house.
- Tawa UK launch, an English platform focused on acquiring run-off insurance portfolios.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute sold Guilbert’s mail order businesses and Credit and Financial Services Division (Finaref)
- Stake acquired in Holdivar, Nord Est’s controlling holding company.
- Le Point acquired stake in Le Magazine Littéraire.
- François-Henri Pinault succeeded his father François Pinault as Artémis’ Chairman.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute sold Pinault Bois & Matériaux (previously Pinault Distribution) and Guilbert’s Contract business.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute’s refocusing strategy on the Luxury and Public Distribution activities finalised.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute completed tender offer for Gucci Group’s remaining stake.
- Artémis disposed of Aoba Life.
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute disposed of Rexel (previously CDME).
- Pinault-Printemps-Redoute offically became PPR.
- François-Henri Pinault appointed as PPR’s Chairman and CEO.
- Neuf Telecom (previously LD Com) merged with Cegetel to create Neuf Cegetel.
- Divestment of all Haussmann-Antin real estate asset to Risanamento.
- Reopened the Palazzo Grassi art exhibition hall in Venice (Italy).
- Acquired the vineyard Domaine d’Eugénie (previously Domaine René Engel) in Vosne-Romanée (France).
- Sold stake in Neuf Cegetel’s through the IPO.
- PPR divested of 51% of France Printemps.
- Bought stake in Vinci.
- Launch of an investment vehicle in Vietnam, Temasia Capital.
- PPR divested of residual interest in France Printemps.
- PPR acquired controlling interest in Puma sportlifestyle company, and following a takeover bid subsequently raised its stake to 62.1%.
- Tawa Plc.’s (formerly Tawa UK) initial public offering.
- Artémis launched Red River Holding, a Vietnamese investment funds.
- Stakes acquired in Serendipity Investment and Nextstage investment funds.
- PPR sold off YSL Beauté.
- Holdivar merged with Harwanne.
- PPR acquired a 23% stake in Sowind (Girard-Perregaux et JEANRICHARD).
- Sold stake in Harwanne.
- Opened the Punta della Dogana’s renovated warehouses for art exhibitions in Venice (Italy).
- PPR divested of Bédat & Co and Surcouf.
- Sold shares in Bouygues.
- PPR floated CFAO on stock exchange and sold controlling interest in the company (58%).
- Puma acquired Cobra (golf equipment).
- PPR sold off controlling stake in Conforama.
- PPR sold remaining stake in Piasa.
- PPR acquired Volcom (surfwear and accessories brand).
- Acquired the Château Grillet vineyard estate.
- PPR took over Swiss watchmaker Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD).
- Acquired Capi France and OptimHome real estate networks.
- Artémis swapped stake in Serendipity for 25% of Michel et Augustin.
- PPR acquired the italian men’s tailor Brioni.
- PPR sold the remaining interest (42%) of CFAO.
- Sold New California Life Holding insurance company to Swiss Re.
- Artémis acquired Immobilier-Neuf.
- PPR announced the acquisition of controlling stake in Qeelin, the Chinese jewellery brand.
- Artémis raised stake in Michel et Augustin to 69%.
- PPR bought controlling stake of 51% of Christopher Kane’s British designer brand.
- La Centrale de Financement, a new real estate loan broker, was set up.
- PPR became Kering.
- Groupe Fnac’s initial public offering: Artémis held direct stake in the company (38.88%).
- PPR acquired majority stake in Italian jeweller Pomellato and jeweller Dodo.
- Bought Araujo Estate Wines (California vineyards).
- Acquisition of a stake in Château Siaurac, boasting three different wines
- Spin off of Tawa Plc into Pro Plc (service business, listed on the stock exchange) and Tawa Associates Limited (TAL, run-off business, not listed on the stock exchange).
- Disposal of Sophia Publications
- Acquisition by L’AGEFI of Wallfinance, a recruitment site focused on financial jobs in France.
- Acquisition by Kering of Ulysse Nardin.
- Acquisition of Drimki, an on-line real estate valuation service, by CAPI and OptimHome.
- Acquisition of Collectrium, on-line management software for art work collections, by Christie’s.