DateInvestment/divestmentDetailsRead the press releases
14 April 2016Acquisition of RCS Libri S.p.A.Mondadori buys the entire equity interest (99.99%) held by RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. in RCS Libri S.p.A. through its subsidiary Mondadori Libri S.p.A. The company changes name in Rizzoli Libri S.p.A.14 April 2016

14 April 2016

30 September 2015Sale of 80% of Monradio S.r.l.Mondadori sells 80% of Monradio S.r.l. to R.T.I. S.p.A. 30 September 2015
30 September 2015Sale of 50% in Harlequin Mondadori S.p.A. jvMondadori sells its participation in the jv Harlequin Mondadori S.p.A. to Harlequin Italia S.r.l. 30 September 2015
1 July 2015Acquisition of 50% of share capital of the joint-venture Gruner+Jahr/Mondadori S.p.AMondadori takes 100% ownership of Gruner+Jahr/Mondadori S.p.A. and exclusive control of the company. 1 July 2015
2 December 2014Acquisition of KiverMondadori buys digital marketing company Kiver. 2 December 2014
19 May 2014Acquisition of London-Boutiques.comMondadori buys London-Boutiques.com to create the global e-commerce platform for the “Grazia International Network”. 19 May 2014
11 March 2014Acquisition of AnobiiMondadori buys Anobii, the global social reading platform. 11 March 2014
14 November 2013 o 21 November 2013???Contribution by Mondadori Pubblicità to MediamondContribution to Mediamond S.p.A. of the business concerning the sale of advertising for magazines and radio managed by Mondadori Pubblicità S.p.A.14 November 2013
30 November 2012Sale of 50% of Random House MondadoriSale of 50% of the share capital of the Spanish registered company Random House Mondadori S.p.A.30 November 2012
10 January 2012Sale of 20% of Mondadori PrintingSale of the residual 20% stake in Mondadori Printing SpA to Pozzoni SpA, which has held a majority 80% stake since November 2008. 10 January 2012
29 April 2010Mondolibri stakePreliminary contract agreed for the acquisition of the 50% of Mondolibri held by Società Holding Industriale di Grafica (DirectGroup Bertelsmann). The transaction is valued at 6.75 million euros.
With this acquisition, Mondadori will own 100% of Mondolibri.
 8 February 2010

29 April 2010

22 July 2009Creation of Mediamond joint ventureMondadori Pubblicità and Publitalia ‘80 agreed to create a joint venture to sell online advertising. The new company, called Mediamond, is equally owned by Mondadori Pubblicità and Publitalia ’80 and manages a large amount of advertising including on the Internet sites of the Mondadori Group, Rti and some third-party publishers.22 July 2009

3 November 2009

19 November 2008Sale of 80% of Mondadori PrintingMondadori has signed the definitive contract for the sale of 80% of subsidiary Mondadori Printing S.p.A. to Pozzoni Group.
The transaction’s value was worked out taking into account that the enterprise value of 100% of Mondadori Printing was 145 million euros.
 14 October 2008

19 November 2008

31 August 2006Acquisition of Emap FranceFinalisation of the accord for the acquisition of the entire share capital of Emap France, one of the principal magazine publishers in France, from Emap Plc.
The transaction was valued at 545 million euros.
 31 August 2006
22 January 2005Acquisition of RadioThe acquisition, through the subsidiary Monradio, of the radio station Radio 101 One-O-One is finalised.
The transaction was valued at 39.6 million euros.
 22 January 2005
14 October 2003Acquisition of 70% of Edizioni PiemmeThe acquisition of a stake in Edizioni Piemme is finalised.
The acquisition allows Mondadori to significantly strengthen itself in the “kids” sector and to add many authors in the “various” sector.
 14 October 2003
20 March 2003Acquisition of a stake in Attica PublicationsAccord signed for Mondadori to buy a stake in Attica Publications S.A, which is listed on the Athens stock exchange andis the leading Greek magazine publisher. 20 March 2003
13 July 2001Creation of Random House Mondadori joint ventureAccord signed for the creation of Grupo Editorial Random House Mondadori.
The new 50-50 joint venture of Mondadori and Random House has the objective to become the second biggest book publisher in the Spanish language market.
Random House Mondadori takes over all the publishing interests owned by Random House and Mondadori that operate in the Spanish and South American markets.
 13 July 2001
16 March 2000Creation of Bol Italia joint ventureAgreement with Bertelsmann for the launching in Italy of the internet media store Bol Italia.
19 April 1999Acquisition of Le MonnierContract signed for the acquisition of Le Monnier, one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian publishing companies.
The acquisition is part of Mondadori’s strategy to strengthen itself in text book publishing, where the company intends to be a key player.
The shareholders of the financial holding company that is the target of the acquisition are members of the Paoletti family. The base price agreed to is 58.4 million lire.
11 November 1998Birth of MondolibriClub degli Editori, which is 100%-owned by Mondadori and is the market leader in Italy for the sale of editorial products by post, is spun off from Book Club.
These businesses are funnelled into a new company called Mondolibri that is owned in equal parts by Mondadori and Bertelsmann.
Euroclub S.p.A, which is 100%-owned by Bertelsmann and is the market leader, is also absorbed into Mondolibri.
9 November 1998Acquisition of MursiaThe subsidiary Elemond signed an agreement to buy the text book publishing arm of Gruppo Ugo Mursia Editore S.p.A.
5 October 1998Acquisition of Gulliver bookstore chainMondadori acquires the arm of Opportunity Books Srl that distributes books through franchising contracts with 60 “Gulliver” bookstores and sales points.
28 December 1995Acquisition of Sperling&KupferMondadori acquires 100% of Programmi Editoriali S.p.A., which owns directly or indirectly 56.25% of Sperling&Kupfer Editore S.p.A.
With this operation Mondadori, which already owned 43.75% of Sperling & Kupfer Editore S.p.A., gains control directly or indirectly of 100% of the publishing company.
15 June 1990Shareholding in Cemit Direct MediaMondadori takes control of Cemit Direct Media S.p.A., market leader in Italy for direct marketing services. Today the Mondadori Group owns 100% of Cemint.
With this agreement Mondadori acquires a stake of 57% in Cemit, which is added to the initial stake of 13%.
16 May 1990Creation of Gruner+Jahr/Mondadori joint ventureAccord signed with Gruner + Jahr for the creation of a joint venture owned in equal parts by the two companies.
Gruner + Jahr/Mondadori has among its objectives the publication of magazines in Italy.