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adidas is the European leader in sports equipment

7.50 %
Share capital 30/09/2018
  • 2016 Acquisition

    Stake in adidas increased to 7.5%

    GBL pursued increasing its stake in adidas. At 31 December 2016, GBL held 7.5% of this company (4.7% at end of December 2015), for a market value of EUR 2.4 billion.

  • 2016 Acquisition

    adidas becomes a Strategic Investment

    • Strengthening of the position in adidas, at 7.2% of the capital at 30 June 2016 (4.7% at end December 2015), for a market value of EUR 1,933 million
    • Entrance of Ian Gallienne into the Supervisory Board of the company

  • 2015 Acquisition

    Investment in adidas

    As part of its portfolio diversification strategy, and more specifically through the development of its “Incubator”-type investments, announcement on 24 July that GBL had crossed the statutory threshold of 3% in the share capital of adidas, a global group specialised in the design and distribution of sports equipment. At 31 December 2015, GBL held 4.7% of the capital of this company, representing a market value of EUR 890 million.