Bundesanzeiger Verlag

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The Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH is a publishing house based in Cologne ( HRB 31248), which publishes the Federal Law Gazette and the Federal Gazette , among other things . The publishing house was partially privatized in 1998 and completely in 2006 .

publishing company

The Bundesanzeiger Verlag (Bundesanzeiger Verlagsgesellschaft mbH) is a publishing house based in Cologne with a branch in Limburg an der Lahn . Since October 2012 Matthias Schulenberg has been the managing director, who was previously the general counsel of the Dumont Schauberg media group. Schulenberg is chairman of the FDP federal technical committee of the department for justice, interior, integration and consumer protection.

The publisher operates the company and transparency registers , receives the electronic balance sheet for the tax authorities , issues the company identification number LEI and publishes the following publications:

The Bundesanzeiger Verlag operates the website www.spritpreismonitor.de with information from the market transparency agency for fuels . He also operates the www.ebilanzonline.de portal for creating e-balance sheets.


With the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Bundesanzeiger Verlag began its work as an announcement organ in 1949. Until 1998, the federal government held 70% of the publisher's shares, until 34.9% were partially privatized . In October 2006, the publishing house M. DuMont Schauberg took over the remaining 35.10% of the shares from the Federal Republic of Germany and 32.45% of the shares from the publishing group Wertpapier-Mitteilungen Keppler, Lehmann GmbH & Co. KG in Frankfurt am Main. It thus completely owns the publisher.

The remaining federal shares in the Bundesanzeiger Verlagsgesellschaft were sold in 2006 to the M. Dumont Schauberg publishing group, which thus owns 100% of the shares in the Bundesanzeiger Verlag. It is highly controversial whether a bidding process was started in 2005 in which other publishers besides the M. Dumont Schauberg publishing group took part. In any case, no other bidders are publicly known. Shortly before the publishing house was privatized, he was commissioned to produce and sell the Federal Law Gazette.

After the privatization, on January 1, 2007 a new regulation came into force of the publication obligation for corporations, which had existed for decades ( EHUG ). According to this, the more than one million German corporations are obliged to publish at least their annual financial statements in the electronic Federal Gazette for a fee. According to the participation reports published by the Federal Ministry of Finance for the years 2002 to 2005, the Federal Republic of Germany was already able to generate annual profits of millions (2004 and 2005: 4.2 million euros each net) from its participation.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Matthias Schulenberg changes to the Bundesanzeiger Verlag. new-business.de, accessed on May 18, 2017 .
  2. ^ Federal technical committees. Retrieved May 18, 2017 .
  3. Website of the trade journal
  4. Report "Privatization of Federal Investment Companies" from the Ministry of Finance from September 2007  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.bundesfinanzministerium.de  
  5. ^ Isabell Hülsen : Government sells Bundesanzeiger-Verlag . In: Financial Times Deutschland , March 29, 2005, p. 6.
  6. Federal Law Gazette Treaty. In: FragDenStaat.de. Retrieved February 2, 2019 .
  7. Participation Report 2005 (PDF) , pp. 143–144