DvH media

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DvH Medien GmbH
legal form GmbH
founding 2009
Seat Stuttgart , Germany
management Oliver Finsterwalder, Rainer Esser
Number of employees 2420
sales EUR 484 million
Branch media
Status: December 2017

The DvH Medien GmbH is one of Dieter von Holtzbrinck , founded family company with headquarters in Stuttgart . She is a shareholder in several major German media companies.

According to its own information, DvH Medien is closely linked to the Georg von Holtzbrinck (GvH) publishing group, which is controlled by Dieter Holtzbrinck's half-brother Stefan von Holtzbrinck , whereby DvH focuses on the press and consumer magazines, while GvH focuses on book and specialist magazine publishers.


DvH Medien was founded in early 2009. First of all, she acquired a share in the online travel guide tripwolf.com, which was founded by MairDumont and i5invest in Vienna in summer 2008 .

On June 1, 2009, Dieter von Holtzbrinck and his siblings agreed to sell his shares in the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group. In return, part of the corporate media was broadcast to his own company:

The existing cooperation between the media of GvH and DvH should, according to the intention of the groups, be continued and expanded even after the division. This applies in particular to the areas of online, IT and advertising marketing as well as to events.

The Berlin city magazine Zitty was sold to Raufeld Verlag GmbH on April 1, 2014 .

Financial situation

According to the consolidated financial statements filed in the Federal Gazette, DvH Medien remained consistently in deficit.

As of November 25, 2019, the following development of sales, group loss and number of employees results:

Financial data from DvH Medien GmbH
As of December 31 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Sales (in million euros) 154 385 414 404 409 413 425 444 484 503
Year-end result (in million euros) -25 -24 -15 -20 -27 -0.4 -20 -6 -9 -12.5
Number of employees 1468 1728 1747 1797 1854 1813 2007 2150 2420 2688

* Rounded to even amounts.

Individual evidence

  1. a b DvH Medien GmbH annual financial statements as of December 31, 2017 in the electronic Federal Gazette
  2. Million deal : Dieter von Holtzbrinck buys half-brother newspapers and magazines in Spiegel Online on March 26, 2009
  3. Dieter von Holtzbrinck also becomes a specialist publisher in Horizont from March 27, 2009
  4. Dieter von Holtzbrinck acquires stakes in the national newspapers of the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group ( Memento from March 29, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), GvH press release, March 26, 2009
  5. ^ DvH Medien GmbH: Consolidated Financial Statements. Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, February 6, 2020, accessed on February 16, 2020 (The individual consolidated financial statements can be seen if you search for DvH Medien and then enter a captcha to protect against bots.).