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Hachette Filipacchi Médias

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Hachette Filipacchi Médias
FounderLouis Hachette
Defunct21 January 2008 (2008-01-21)
ParentLagardère Active

Hachette Filipacchi Médias, S.A. (HFM) is a magazine publisher. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère Active, a division of the media conglomerate Lagardère Group of France.


Hachette was founded by Louis Hachette (French pronunciation: [a.ʃɛt]) Brédifin 1826 when he purchased the Librairie Brédif; the company later became L. Hachette et Compagnie.

Hachette was purchased by Matra in 1980, a firm associated with Ténot & Filipacchi. Hachette Filipacchi was nationalised in 1981 but remained a publicly traded firm. It is a subsidiary of Lagardère Media,[1] acquired in 2004.[2]


Hachette Filipacchi Media publishes Parents, Paris Match, and Le Journal du Dimanche.

From 1985 the company also publishes various titles abroad.[3] Hachette sold its international titles to Hearst in 2011.


  1. ^ Nicholas Hewitt (11 September 2003). The Cambridge Companion to Modern French Culture. Cambridge University Press. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-521-79465-7. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  2. ^ Rainer Geissler; Horst Pöttker (2009). Media, Migration, Integration: European and North American Perspectives. transcript Verlag. p. 117. ISBN 978-3-8376-1032-1. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  3. ^ Mania Strube (2010). "Entering emerging media markets: Analyzing the case of the Chinese magazine market". The International Journal on Media Management. 12 (3–4): 183–204. doi:10.1080/14241277.2010.527313. S2CID 168042866. Retrieved 29 March 2020.

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