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Company nameLVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A.
Company typeSociété Anonyme
IndustryLuxury goods, retail
PredecessorMoët Hennessy and Louis Vuitton
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleBernard Arnault (Chairman and CEO), Antonio Belloni (managing director)
ProductsClothing, cosmetics, fashion accessories, jewelry, perfumes, spirits, watches and wines
ServicesDepartment stores
Revenue(+) -20.32 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) -4.169 billion (2010)
Net income(+) -3.032 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) -37.16 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) -18.20 billion (2010)
Employees83,540 (2010)
ParentChristian Dior (via Financière Jean Goujon)
SubsidiaryList of subsidiaries

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LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A., better known as LVMH, is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate headquartered in Paris, Île-de-France, France. The company was formed after the 1987 merger of fashion house Louis Vuitton with Moët Hennessy, a company formed after the 1971 merger between the champagne producer Moët & Chandon and Hennessy, the cognac manufacturer. It controls around 60 subsidiaries that each manage a small number of prestigious brands. The subsidiaries are often managed independently.

Christian Dior, the luxury goods group, is the main holding company of LVMH, owning 42.36% of its shares, and 59.01% of its voting rights. Bernard Arnault, majority shareholder of Dior, is Chairman of both companies and CEO of LVMH. His successful integration of various famous aspirational brands into the group has inspired other luxury companies into doing the same. Thus Gucci (now part of the French conglomerate PPR) and Richemont have also created extended portfolios of luxury brands. The oldest of the LVMH brands is wine producer Château d'Yquem, which dates its origins back to 1593.

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