|Date||Investment/divestment||Details||Read the press releases|
|16 December 2021||Acquisition of De Agostini Scuola S.p.A.||Gruppo Mondadori acquires De Agostini Scuola S.p.A. through its subsidiary Mondadori Libri S.p.A.||16 December 2021|
|22 November 2021||Acquisition of 50% of DeA Planeta Libri S.r.l.||50% of DeA Planeta Libri S.r.L. acquired from De Agostini Editore S.p.A.||22 November 2021|
|11 November 2021||Acquisition of 50% of A.L.I. S.r.l. – Agenzia Libraria International||Acquisition of a 50% stake in the share capital of A.L.I. S.r.l. – Agenzia Libraria International.||11 November 2021|
|8 November 2021||Acquisition of De Agostini Scuola S.p.A.||Antitrust gives go-ahead to acquisition of De Agostini Scuola S.p.A.||8 November 2021|
|12 July 2021||Acquisition of De Agostini Scuola S.p.A.||Agreement signed for the acquisition of De Agostini Scuola S.p.A.||12 july 2021|
|29 January 2021||Acquisition of Hej! S.r.l.||Adkaora S.r.l. buys Hej! S.r.l.||29 January 2021|
|18 March 2020||Transfer of 50% of SEE S.p.A. investment||Transfer to PBF S.r.l. of 50% of investment in the associate Società Europea di Edizioni S.p.A.||18 March 2020|
|20 December 2019||Disposal of 5 magazines to Stile Italia Edizioni S.r.l.||Disposal of Confidenze, Cucina Moderna, Sale&Pepe, Starbene and Tustyle to Stile Italia Edizioni S.r.l.||20 December 2019|
|19 December 2019||Acquisition of Abscondita S.r.l.||Electa S.p.A. buys art publishing house Abscondita S.r.l.||19 December 2019|
|31 July 2019||Disposal of Mondadori France S.a.s.||Sale of the subsidiary Mondadori France S.A.S. to Reworld Media S.A.||31 July 2019|
|2 May 2018||Disposal of Inthera S.p.A.||Disposal to HCI Holding of 100% of the share capital of Inthera S.p.A., specialized in strategy, planning and development of content & data driven marketing solutions, CRM, database analysis and management||15 May 2018|
|2 May 2017||Disposal of NaturaBuy||Mondadori France completes the disposal of marketplace NaturaBuy to NextStage.||2 May 2017|
|28 April 2017||Disposal of logistics of Mondadori Libri and Mondadori Retail||Mondadori completes the disposal of business units involved in the logistics activities of Mondadori Libri and Mondadori Retail to CEVA Logistics Italia S.r.l.||28 April 2017|
|1 December 2016||Trasfer of Bompiani||Mondadori completes the transfer of Bompiani business unit to Giunti Editore for a total price of 16.5 million euro||1 December 2016|
|26 July 2016||Disposal of Marsilio Editori||Mondadori completes the disposal, through its subsidiary Rizzoli Libri S.p.A., of its 94.71% interest in the share capital of Marsilio Editori S.p.A. to the De Michelis family.||26 July 2016|
|8 June 2016||Closing of Banzai Media||Mondadori completes the acquisition of Banzai Media Holding S.r.l. (vertical content division of the Banzai Group)||8 June 2016|
|14 April 2016||Acquisition 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|
|30 September 2015||Sale 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 2015||Sale of 50% in Harlequin Mondadori S.p.A. jv||Mondadori sells its participation in the jv Harlequin Mondadori S.p.A. to Harlequin Italia S.r.l.||30 September 2015|
|1 July 2015||Acquisition of 50% of share capital of the joint-venture Gruner+Jahr/Mondadori S.p.A||Mondadori takes 100% ownership of Gruner+Jahr/Mondadori S.p.A. and exclusive control of the company.||1 July 2015|
|2 December 2014||Acquisition of Kiver||Mondadori buys digital marketing company Kiver.||2 December 2014|
|19 May 2014||Acquisition of London-Boutiques.com||Mondadori buys London-Boutiques.com to create the global e-commerce platform for the “Grazia International Network”.||19 May 2014|
|11 March 2014||Acquisition of Anobii||Mondadori buys Anobii, the global social reading platform.||11 March 2014|
|14 November 2013||Contribution by Mondadori Pubblicità to Mediamond||Contribution 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 2012||Sale of 50% of Random House Mondadori||Sale of 50% of the share capital of the Spanish registered company Random House Mondadori S.p.A.||30 November 2012|
|10 January 2012||Sale of 20% of Mondadori Printing||Sale 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 2010||Mondolibri stake||Preliminary 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|
|22 July 2009||Creation of Mediamond joint venture||Mondadori 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|
|19 November 2008||Sale of 80% of Mondadori Printing||Mondadori 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|
|31 August 2006||Acquisition of Emap France||Finalisation 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 2005||Acquisition of Radio||The 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 2003||Acquisition of 70% of Edizioni Piemme||The 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 2003||Acquisition of a stake in Attica Publications||Accord 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 2001||Creation of Random House Mondadori joint venture||Accord 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 2000||Creation of Bol Italia joint venture||Agreement with Bertelsmann for the launching in Italy of the internet media store Bol Italia.|
|19 April 1999||Acquisition of Le Monnier||Contract 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 1998||Birth of Mondolibri||Club 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 1998||Acquisition of Mursia||The subsidiary Elemond signed an agreement to buy the text book publishing arm of Gruppo Ugo Mursia Editore S.p.A.|
|5 October 1998||Acquisition of Gulliver bookstore chain||Mondadori acquires the arm of Opportunity Books Srl that distributes books through franchising contracts with 60 “Gulliver” bookstores and sales points.|
|28 December 1995||Acquisition of Sperling&Kupfer||Mondadori 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 1990||Shareholding in Cemit Direct Media||Mondadori 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 1990||Creation of Gruner+Jahr/Mondadori joint venture||Accord 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.