Organised around Olympique Lyonnais, the football club founded in 1950, OL Groupe has become a leader in the entertainment and media sector in France.
Since Olympique Lyonnais' privately-owned stadium came into service in January 2016, new businesses have been developed, in particular major sporting, cultural and corporate events. This has generated new sources of revenue, independent of the Group's core football business.
The Group is organised around six complementary sources of revenue:
- MEDIA AND MARKETING RIGHTS
- SPONSORING AND ADVERTISING
- BRAND-RELATED REVENUE (derivative products, OL Images, etc.)
- PLAYER TRADING
The Group's strategic development is underpinned by a "Full Entertainment" concept based on an integrated complex of shows and entertainment organized around core football activities.
The OL Academy, among the best in Europe, and the recruitment of talented young players are an integral part of this strategy, which aims to unlock the potential of both the men's and women's teams, both on the pitch and economically.
On 19 December 2022, Eagle Football Holdings, a multi-club group controlled by the American businessman Mr. John Textor, acquired a majority stake in OL Groupe from its historical shareholders (namely Holnest (Jean-Michel Aulas' family office), Pathé and IDG Capital). On 5 May 2023, Mr. John Textor was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of OL Groupe, and interim Chief Executive Officer, in replacement of Mr. Jean-Michel Aulas.
|Key figures (2021/2022)|
|Total revenue (APM*)||€252.6m|
|Equity (incl. non-controlling interests)||€78.1m|
|*APM (Alternative Performance Measure) corresponds to both non-player trading revenue and revenue from the sale of player registrations.|