From Smartbox to La Pataterie… Who is Pierre-Édouard Stérin, the new media entrepreneur?

From Smartbox to La Pataterie… Who is Pierre-Édouard Stérin, the new media entrepreneur?
From Smartbox to La Pataterie… Who is Pierre-Édouard Stérin, the new media entrepreneur?

portrait – Tuesday, the CMI group, owned by billionaire Daniel Kretinsky, announced that it had entered into “exclusive negotiations” with Pierre-Édouard Stérin for the sale of the weekly Marianne. But who is this secret investor, rather new to the media?

For several months, Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky has no longer hidden his desire to get rid of a press title that he bought in 2018 and of which he had grown tired, Marianne. In question, the “radical sovereignist” line of Natacha Polony, summarizes AFP. If this may frighten more than one person, it seems that the Czech businessman has found a buyer. On Tuesday, the CMI France group announced that it was “in exclusive negotiations” with Pierre-Edouard Stérin’s group, Otium, for the sale of the weekly.

The name is not as well known as Vincent Bolloré or Xavier Niel. However, if he is discreet within the very select club of media investors, Pierre-Édouard Stérin, 49, does not lack ambition. “He cultivates discretion for the benefit of action,” describes one of his sites. Ranked 104th among French fortunes by the magazine Challenges, a nice nest egg of 1.2 billion euros, the Norman entrepreneur is making a place for himself in the media. In 2023, Pierre-Édouard Stérin returned to the video media capital NEO, then in that of Le Crayon, “the first debate media for young people”, before releasing(…) Read more on 20minutes

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