Les Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is the result of a merger between Editions Francis Lefebvre and Editions Législatives in 1999, with a focus on publishing, professional education, and database integration. Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (as well as Formation Francis Lefebvre) specializes in tax, law, accountability, and social publishing, addressing the requirements and professional ethics for corporations and their international branches. It includes the main French Academic Law publisher, Dalloz, bought from Hachette in 2005.

Editions Francis Lefebvre was initially founded in 1930. Editions Législatives, founded in 1947, is a publisher of loose-leaf-collections and a leader in social and business law.

While Les Editions Législatives and La société des éditions Francis Lefebvre merged in 1999 into today’s holding of Les Editions Lefebvre Sarrut, both companies and Dalloz continue to act as separate editorial and commercial entities.

Key company developments in 2013

Levebvre-Sarrut is a privately held company and does not release any financial information aside from annual revenue. Due to software sales, the company has continued to grow over the past 5 years.

Ownership, mergers & acquisition, internal organization
In 2013, ELS group acquired SDU, a Dutch publisher with leading positions in legal, tax and regulatory and business information.

Editions Lefebvre-Sarrut owns Indiator (Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom), Sdu Uitgevers (Netherlands), FLMemo (UK), and holds a 45% state in Juris (Germany).

Earlier developments
In 2011, the company acquired Publishco Holding NV, a Belgian company that publishes books and newsletters under the Indicator Brand in five European countries.

Levebvre-Sarrut acquired Editions Dalloz, a publisher of Civil Law, including the French Little Red Book series, from Hachette Livre in 2006.

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