Altrad Group

  • Altrad's Support For France 2023 Bid Displayed On Shirts

    The French Rugby Federation (FFR) have confirmed this week that the Altrad Group will support the French bid to host the Rugby World Cup 2023. Altrad becomes the first private company to be displayed on the natoinal team's jersey. The logo will appear on French shirts from this Saturday when France play Italy in Rome in the RBS Six Nations and will remain until the announcement of the hosts for RWC 2023 in November this year. Mohed Altrad, the chairman of the construction firm, is also the chair...

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  • Altrad's €35M Sponsorship To Proceed Despite LNR Concerns

    Montpelier president and construction magnate, Mohed Altrad is getting used to hearing the phrase “conflict of interest”. The French Rugby Federation (FFR) confirmed the shirt sponsorship deal for the national team with the Altrad Group this week despite the LNR (the body representing pro clubs in France) requesting more time to investigate potential conflicts. The five year deal worth a reported €7 million (£6.2m) per year will run until the 2023 Rugby World Cup. FFR’s Bernard Laporte...

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  • Gloucester And Altrad To Wait For EPCR

    Montpelier chairman, Mohed Altrad will have to wait until mid-February to find out if he will be given the go-ahead to become Gloucester's majority shareholder, says the Gloucestershire Live website. The club were hoping for a speedier resolution but European Professional Club Rugby have confirmed that they will not make a decision over whether to give consent until their next executive committee and board meetings, which take place on February 13-14. Scaffolding magnate Altrad already holds com...

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  • Police Raid FFR Offices And Laporte's Home

    The heat has been turned up on the investigation into alleged conflict of interest at the FFR after police raided the Federation’s offices in Marcoussis, Paris on Tuesday this week. The home of FFR president Bernard Laporte was also searched by order of the national financial prosecutors office according to L'Equipe newspaper. Laporte has denied allegations he influenced the rugby federation's appeals process to reduce a fine to be paid by Montpelier, the club owned by Mohed Altrad with whom L...

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  • Altrad Withdraws From Gloucester Bid

    Mohed Altrad has withdrawn his latest offer to purchase Gloucester Rugby after the PRL rejected his proposals. The Montpelier president had initially proposed the purchase of a 55% stake, which he scaled down after fears of conflict of interest threatened to obstruct his bid. At a PRL board meeting on 11 April, the decision was made to restrict Altrad's investment to 20%, after a narrow vote against a 45% interest. This follows the decision taken by the French LNR in March. With the PRL and LNR...

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  • Conflict Of Interest Storm Brewing For Laporte

    A storm is brewing in France as FFR president Bernard Laporte's alleged conflict of interest case has been sent to the public prosecutor by sports minister Laura Flessel. An official investigation was commissioned after press reports of Laporte influencing a federation appeals committee to reduce penalties imposed on the Montpellier club owned by Mohed Altrad. Montpellier was found to have not controlled fans who displayed banners protesting the Racing-Stade Francais merger in April 2016. The cl...

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  • Altrad Presents His Case In Geneva, EPCR Consider Integrity

    The board of EPCR needed time for further consideration after receiving a presentation in Geneva this week from Martin St Quinton, Gloucester’s chairman and Mohed Altrad of Altrad Participations - the parent company of Montpellier Hérault Rugby - regarding a proposed acquisition of the Premiership club. While a Gloucester press release described the talks as “productive”, an EPCR statement said: “The board will continue its dialogue with all stakeholders ahead of further discussion with...

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  • Montpellier's Altrad To Buy Gloucester?

    The billionaire president of Montpellier, Mohed Altrad, could be set to become the majority shareholder of Gloucester Rugby, according to media reports. Martin St Quinton only completed a full takeover of the club in February after the club was put up for sale by Ryan Walkinshaw, ending his family's 19-year-association with Gloucester. The club have released a statement in response to the speculation. "The board of Gloucester Rugby have always stated that if the right investment to take the clu...

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  • Nat West Agree One Year 6N Deal For £11m

    ... We greatly look forward to it.” NatWest has a strong rugby heritage and for the last five years has supported more than 700 community rugby clubs across England and Wales via NatWest RugbyForce. Earlier on in the week, press reports had linked the Altrad Group – the corporation owned by Montpelier president, Mohed Altrad – as a potential long-term sponsor. The firm may still be in discussions about 2019 onwards. Premiership Rugby had been conducting an extensive search for a new sponsor f...

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  • Kevin Marren - St Helens RLFC

    St Helens RLFC has appointed Kevin Marren to its board of directors. Kevin, aged 48, is a chartered accountant by profession and has spent 20 years in property investment and development. He was chief executive of Elite Homes Group Limited and negotiated its sale to the Bovis Group in 2007. He is now chairman of T123 Limited, a Group involved in the distribution of parts to specialist vehicle suppliers.

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