Masson (publisher)

Last updated

Masson was a French publisher specialised in medical and scientific collections. In 1987, Masson purchased Armand Colin. In turn, it became part of the City Group (Groupe de la Cité) in 1994. In 2000, Groupe de la Cité became part of Vivendi Universal Publishing (VUP). VUP sold its medical and trade publishing to a group led by Cinven in 2002, who formed MediMedia. [1] In 2005, MediMedia sold its European and U.S. Netter professional medical publishing businesses to Reed Elsevier. [2] Masson merged with Elsevier France, creating Elsevier Masson. [3]


Notable publications

Related Research Articles

Lagardère Group French media company

Lagardère S.C.A. is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide headquartered in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The group was created in 1992 as Matra, Hachette & Lagardère and once covered a broad range of industries. It is now largely focused on the media sector, in which it is one of the world's leading companies. Headed by Arnaud Lagardère, it is now refocused around its two priority divisions: Lagardère Publishing and Lagardère Travel Retail. These two divisions are each among the world leaders in their respective businesses. Its book and electronic publishing division includes the major imprint Hachette Livre. The Lagardère Travel Retail unit includes store retail, largely in airports and railway stations. The Group’s business scope also comprises “Other Activities”, mainly including Lagardère News together with Lagardère Live Entertainment.

RELX is a British-Dutch multinational information and analytics company headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands. the comprising businesses that provide scientific, technical and medical information and analytics; legal information and analytics; decision-making tools; and organise exhibitions. It operates in 40 countries and serves customers in over 180 nations. It was previously known as Reed Elsevier. The company employs about 33,000 staff, of whom about 9,000 are IT professionals.

LexisNexis is a corporation providing computer-assisted legal research (CALR) as well as business research and risk management services. During the 1970s, LexisNexis pioneered the electronic accessibility of legal and journalistic documents. As of 2006, the company had the world's largest electronic database for legal and public-records related information.

UBM plc UK-based media company

UBM plc was a British business-to-business (B2B) events organiser headquartered in London, England, before its acquisition by Informa. It had a long history as a multinational media company. Its current main focus is on B2B events, but its principal operations have included live media and business-to-business communications, marketing services and data provision, and it principally serves the technology, healthcare, trade and transport, ingredients and fashion industries. UBM was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index until it was acquired by Informa in June 2018.

Vivendi French media company

Vivendi SA is a French media conglomerate headquartered in Paris. Widely known as the owner of Universal Music Group, Groupe Canal+, Havas, Editis, Vivendi Village and Dailymotion, the company has activities in music, television, film, video games, book publishing, communication, tickets and video hosting services.

Springer Science+Business Media, commonly known as Springer, is a German multinational publishing company of books, e-books and peer-reviewed journals in science, humanities, technical and medical (STM) publishing.

Harcourt was an American publishing firm with a long history of publishing fiction and nonfiction for adults and children. The company was last based in San Diego, California, with editorial/sales/marketing/rights offices in New York City and Orlando, Florida, and was known at different stages in its history as Harcourt Brace, & Co. and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. From 1919 to 1982, it was based in New York City.

TI Media

TI Media, is a consumer magazine and digital publisher in the United Kingdom, with a portfolio selling over 350 million copies each year. It is owned by Future plc.

Veolia Environnement S.A., branded as Veolia, is a French transnational company with activities in three main service and utility areas traditionally managed by public authorities – water management, waste management and energy services. It previously also managed transport services through its subsidiary Veolia Transport until January 2019. In 2012, Veolia employed 318,376 employees in 48 countries. Its revenue in that year was recorded at €29.4 billion. It is quoted on Euronext Paris. It is headquartered in Aubervilliers.

Havas SA is a French multinational advertising and public relations company, headquartered in Paris, France. It operates in more than 100 countries and is one of the largest global advertising and communications groups in the world. Havas consists of three main operational divisions:

Dalloz is a French publisher that specializes in legal matters and is France's main legal publisher. It was founded by Désiré Dalloz and his brother Armand in 1845. Dalloz was acquired by Groupe de La Cite in 1989. CEP acquired almost complete control of Groupe de La Cite in 1995. Havas acquired full ownership of CEP in 1997 and In 1998, Havas was acquired by the company that became Vivendi. Presses de la Cité became part of Vivendi Universal Publishing (VUP), which in 2002 was sold to Hachette Group.

Chambers is a reference publisher formerly based in Edinburgh, Scotland, which held the property rights of the venerable W. R. Chambers Publishers.

Groupe Flammarion is the fourth-largest publishing group in France, comprising many units, including its namesake, founded in 1876 by Ernest Flammarion, as well as units in distribution, sales, printing and bookshops. Flammarion became part of the Italian media conglomerate RCS MediaGroup in 2000. Éditions Gallimard acquired Flammarion from RCS MediaGroup in 2012. Subsidiaries include Casterman.

Lerner Publishing Group

Lerner Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis in the U.S. state of Minnesota since its founding in 1959, is one of the largest independently owned children's book publishers in the United States. With more than 5,000 titles in print, Lerner Publishing Group offers nonfiction and fiction books for grades K-12.

Presses de la Cité is a French publishing company founded in 1943 by Sven Nielsen, the son and grandson of booksellers, who came to Paris in 1924. Before becoming a publisher, Nielsen specialised in exporting French books.

Plon is a French book publishing company, founded in 1852 by Henri Plon and his two brothers. The Plon family were Walloons coming from Nivelles, Belgium. One of their ancestors is probably the Danish typographer Jehan Plon who lived at the end of the 16th century.

Alex Berger

Alex Berger is a producer, creator, consultant and entrepreneur in the media field. During his professional life, he created or participated in numerous, films Astérix: Mission Cléopâtre, TV shows, digital and founded or accelerated the growth of several companies by holding various key positions such as senior Vice President and head of strategy to Pierre Lescure at Canal+, CEO of CanalNumedia, co-CEO at VivendiNet, President of MM&I (consulting) as co-founder, President and CEO of TOG-The Oligarchs Group and TOP-The Oligarchs Productions.

<i>LUsine nouvelle</i>

L'Usine nouvelle is a weekly French business magazine that covers business and technology. It is based in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine near Paris.

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing was an academic publishing company established in 1972. Since 2005, it is an imprint of Elsevier.

Fabrice Fries

Fabrice Fries is a French business executive, currently Chairman and Chief executive officer of Agence France-Presse.


  1. Chinwala, Yasmine. "Cinven closes Vivendi business publishing deal for €1.2bn" . Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  2. "Reed Elsevier agrees to acquire MediMedia MAP" . Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  3. Narrative