Lonsdale
The Company

Founded in 1961, Lonsdale is an iconic brand in the world of branding and design. It is the oldest and one of the very first French design agencies.
Since 2007, Frédéric Messian, accompanied by an experienced and enthusiastic team, has given the agency a new dynamic and consolidated its development with 4 external growth operations to strengthen its expertise around its 3 historical, fully digitalized businesses:
- Coporate branding – brand identity
- Retail branding – point of sale design
- Consumer branding – packaging

Voted Design Agency of the Year in 2013, Lonsdale now supports more than sixty French and international brands (Axa, Bongrain, BNP PARIBAS, Casino, GDF Suez, Havas Voyages, Orange, Lindt, L’Oréal, Nestlé, Nocibé, Pernod Ricard…).

Technical
Website:
www.lonsdale.fr
Date of creation:
1961
Headquarters:
Paris
Presence:
France
Investment:
2014
Market:
Unlisted
Followed by:
Grégoire Sentilhes
Michaël Strauss-Kahn
Marie-Léa Soury
Vehicles affected:
  • FCPR NextStage Rendement
  • FIP NextStage Rendement
  • FIP NextStage Rendement 2021
 
Contractor
 
Frédéric Messian
Frédéric Messian
Chief Executive Officer
 

Serial entrepreneur and market specialist for more than 30 years.
After creating Publicis Media Finance, he joined TBWA Corporate (7 years old) as Associate Director. He then founded W&Cie, which he sold to Havas 5 years later to create M + Associés (brand strategy and design consulting).
In 2007, after selling its last agency, FM acquired Lonsdale from the HighCo group. Between 2007 and 2014, he multiplied the size of the agency by 6 by capitalizing on the Lonsdale brand and diversifying and digitizing its offer.

Serial entrepreneur and market specialist for more than 30 years.
After creating Publicis Media Finance, he joined TBWA Corporate (7 years old) as Associate Director. He then founded W&Cie, which he sold to Havas 5 years later to create M + Associés (brand strategy and design consulting).
In 2007, after selling its last agency, FM acquired Lonsdale from the HighCo group. Between 2007 and 2014, he multiplied the size of the agency by 6 by capitalizing on the Lonsdale brand and diversifying and digitizing its offer.