- Mecom Group
Mecom Group plc Type Public (LSE: MEC) Industry Publishing Founded 2000 Headquarters London, United Kingdom Key people Stephen Davidson
Revenue £982.8 million (2007) Operating income £(8.0) million (2007) Net income £(23.8) million (2007) Website www.mecom.com
Growth through acquisition
- 2005: In conjunction with the American media private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson, the company acquired Berliner Verlag, publisher of the Berliner Zeitung and the Berliner Kurier.
- 2006: Mecom bought Germany's oldest newspaper, the Hamburger Morgenpost, and the Dutch Media Groep Limburg.
- 2006: Mecom acquired Orkla Media, a Norwegian Group which includes Edda Media, Berlingske Officin and Rzeczpospolita.
- 2007: The company bought a controlling stake in the Dutch publishing group Wegener.
In 2010, half the revenue and three-quarters of the profit comes from the Dutch Wegener group. Mecom is considered no more than a holding company with more debts (370 mil.) than stock value (320 mil.). 
The Company owned around 300 titles and has had substantial operations in the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Germany and Poland. However, in 2009, Mecom sold all their newspapers in Germany to M. DuMont Schauberg and large parts of their newspapers in Norway.
- ^ Trinity Mirror, Johnston Press and Mecom crash out of FTSE 250
- ^ FT.com Profile: Mecom
- ^ Brokers cut Mecom's pre-tax profit forecast
- ^ UK's Mecom expects to list on the Main Market in mid-April
- ^ Brook, Stephen (2005, October 25). "Montgomery concludes German publisher deal". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2005/oct/25/pressandpublishing.business. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
- ^ Hamburger Mogenpost deal confirmed
- ^ Montgomery buys Dutch double
- ^ Montgomery buys into Norwegian Media Company
- ^ Former Mirror editor to buy Dutch publisher
- ^ http://www.gelderlander.nl/algemeen/dgeconomie/7409667/Wegenerlont-smeult-richting-kruitvat.ece
- ^ Mecom Group Companies
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