Handelsblatt Media Group

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Handelsblatt Media Group GmbH & Co. KG

legal form GmbH & Co. KG
founding 1946
Seat Dusseldorf , GermanyGermanyGermany 
management Gerrit Schumann
Oliver Voigt
Number of employees approx. 1000 employees
Branch Media, business and financial journalism
Website www.handelsblattgroup.com

The Handelsblatt Media Group GmbH & Co. KG , formerly Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH & Co. KG ( VHB ), a German group of media companies, headquartered in Dusseldorf , which for DvH media belongs. Its managing directors are Gerrit Schumann and Oliver Voigt.

The Handelsblatt Media Group specializes in business and finance. The business fields are structured in newspapers and magazines, specialist media, events, investments, media marketing and digital business. In addition, the Handelsblatt Media Group, together with the Georg von Holtzbrinck School for business journalists, trains young journalists every year.

The group includes the subsidiaries iq media marketing and iq digital, which are among the major advertising marketers for business and opinion-forming media in Germany, as well as the corporate publishing agency Planet C.


New media company on Toulouser Allee in Düsseldorf.

In the Handelsblatt Media Group appear (selection):


Several apps appear in the Handelsblatt Media Group, including news apps from Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche.

Every trading day, the Morning Briefing newsletter informs decision-makers about the most important events of the night in the USA and Asia.

Orange by Handelsblatt is a digital business portal of the Handelsblatt Media Group, which is aimed at readers between 17 and 29 years of age.


In July 2017, the Handelsblatt Media Group took over the majority stake in Euroforum, a nationwide organizer of conferences, seminars and annual meetings. The main focus is on the automotive, energy, finance, industry and IT sectors. With the takeover, the media group installed the “live journalism” area as a third pillar alongside print and digital.


Former publishing house.

The first edition of the Handelsblatt appeared in 1946 . The first decades of Handelsblatt GmbH were shaped by the development of the newspaper, which appeared three times a week from 1949 and every trading day from 1959.

In addition to the newspaper, more and more specialist journals were developed: the journal Der Betrieb , the first edition of which was published in January 1948, was joined by numerous other specialist publications in the 1950s. In 1958 the first edition of the marketing magazine “ Vertriebswirtschaft” appeared .

In 1969, Handelsblatt founding editor Friedrich Vogel accepted the Stuttgart publisher Georg von Holtzbrinck as a partner. In 1970 the competitor Industriekurier was taken over. In 1974 the publisher entered the magazine business with the purchase of Wirtschaftswoche and expanded it further by purchasing additional specialist magazines. In addition, there was the purchase and sale of various publishing companies in Germany and abroad.

1984 saw the entry into the electronic media with Genios . The monthly magazine Junge Karriere appeared in 1987 and was discontinued in 2009. The Georg von Holtzbrinck School for business journalists started in 1988 .

In 1991 the Handelsblatt GmbH became the Handelsblatt GmbH publishing group. From 1996 onwards, the Handelsblatt News presented the information on politics, the economy and the stock market that had been collected by the editorial deadline at 2 p.m. From the mid-1990s, starting with the Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche, numerous objects of the publishing house and their information offer went online. The digital activities have been expanded over the years and formed the second important business area alongside print.

In 2009 DvH Medien took over the Handelsblatt publishing group. In 2011, the incubator VHB Ventures was founded and the commercial app Handelsblatt First was launched, which was replaced in 2013 by the commercial app Handelsblatt Live. In 2016 the paid app Handelsblatt 10 was published and in 2018 both apps were discontinued in favor of the regular Handelsblatt app as part of the introduction of a new paid content strategy.

On April 1, 2013, the media portal Meedia was taken over, which was resold to Busch Entertainment Media on February 1, 2019 .

In September 2014, the Handelsblatt Global Edition was launched, a paid English-language digital edition of the newspaper. At the end of 2018 it was converted into the free Handelsblatt Today, which was discontinued at the end of February 2019.

In 2016, the company bundled its corporate publishing activities under the umbrella of Planet C GmbH.

In 2017 the Handelsblatt publishing group acquired a majority stake in the conference organizer Euroforum.

In September 2017 the first edition of the electric mobility magazine Edison was published, which was taken over by the editor-in-chief Franz Rother on October 1, 2019 as part of a management buyout .

In January 2018, the Handelsblatt publishing group was renamed the Handelsblatt Media Group and moved from Kasernenstrasse to Toulouser Allee .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Competence in business publications for over 65 years. Retrieved March 15, 2018 .
  2. Management of handelsblattgroup.com
  3. Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt takes over the conference organizer and renames itself horizont.net, July 25, 2017
  4. Holtzbrinck sold to Holtzbrinck meedia.de, March 26, 2009
  5. VHB ventures GmbH gruenderszene.de
  6. Handelsblatt app: “First” content for the iPad meedia.de, January 17, 2011
  7. App newspaper: VHB launches Handelsblatt Live meedia.de, March 4, 2013
  8. With the ten most important topics of the day: Handelsblatt launches new news app meedia.de, April 26, 2016
  9. Handelsblatt relies on premium strategy handelsblattgroup.com, 23 May 2018
  10. Handelsblatt publishing group takes over Meedia horizont.net, May 6, 2013
  11. Handelsblatt Media Group separates from Meedia horizont.net, February 4, 2019
  12. German economic and financial news for the US market: Handelsblatt launches Global Edition meedia.de, September 2, 2014
  13. German News in English - the crux of the matter with translations Morgenpost.de, November 2, 2018
  14. Off for Steingarts Today and planned job cuts: Handelsblatt publishing group confirms savings course meedia.de, February 14, 2019
  15. Handelsblatt publishing group bundles corporate publishing subsidiaries horizont.net, March 7, 2016
  16. Million investment in “live journalism”: Handelsblatt takes over majority of conference market leader Euroforum and becomes Handelsblatt Media Group meedia.de, July 25, 2017
  17. Handelsblatt publishing group vies for "Generation e" with "Edison" horizont.net, April 11, 2017
  18. Publishers and start-ups are discovering mobility magazines for themselves horizont.net, September 26, 2019
  19. ^ New publishing group Handelsblatt corporate headquarters duesseldorf-wirtschaft.de, November 18, 2015
  20. ^ Ludwig Erhard Prize for Business Journalism 2013. Accessed on March 21, 2018 .
  21. ^ Ludwig Erhard Prize for Business Journalism 2013. Accessed on March 21, 2018 .