Bertelsmann

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Bertelsmann is a German multinational corporation based in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.wikipedia
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Reinhard Mohn

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After World War II, Bertelsmann, under the leadership of Reinhard Mohn, went from being a medium-sized enterprise to a major conglomerate, offering not only books but also television, radio, music, magazines and services.
Under his leadership, Bertelsmann, once a medium-sized printing and publishing house, established in 1835, developed into a global media conglomerate.

Penguin Random House

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Its principal divisions include the RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner + Jahr, BMG, Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments.
Penguin Random House (PRH) is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House (owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) and Penguin Group (owned by British publishing company Pearson plc).

BMG Rights Management

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Its principal divisions include the RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner + Jahr, BMG, Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments.
BMG was founded in October 2008 after Bertelsmann sold its stake in Sony BMG.

Arvato

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Its principal divisions include the RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner + Jahr, BMG, Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments.
The history of Arvato goes back to the printing and industry services division of Bertelsmann; the current name was introduced in 1999.

Gütersloh

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Bertelsmann is a German multinational corporation based in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Many people also had a job-related connection to the World Cup, because many articles like books, magazines or posters were produced in Gütersloh by Bertelsmann.

Gruner + Jahr

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Its principal divisions include the RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner + Jahr, BMG, Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments.
In 1969, Richard Gruner retired, and thanks to the entrepreneurship of Reinhard Mohn, Bertelsmann acquired 25% of the ownership.

UFA GmbH

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In 1964, Bertelsmann purchased the already broken-up UFA from the Deutsche Bank and built on its presence in cinema and television.
UFA GmbH is a German film and television production company that unites all production activities of Bertelsmann in Germany.

Bertelsmann Printing Group

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Its principal divisions include the RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner + Jahr, BMG, Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments.
The Bertelsmann Printing Group is one of eight divisions of Bertelsmann, the international media, service and education conglomerate.

Bantam Books

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The internationalization of Bertelsmann, initiated in the 1960s, was taken further: Among other things, Bertelsmann acquired shares in the publishing houses Plaza & Janés based in Barcelona and Bantam Books from New York City.
It has since been purchased several times by companies including National General, Carl Lindner's American Financial and, most recently, Bertelsmann; it became part of Random House in 1998, when Bertelsmann purchased it to form Bantam Doubleday Dell.

Ariola Records

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In the United States, a location was established for Ariola and Arista Records was acquired.
Ariola Eurodisc, Gmbh was founded in 1958 as a music outlet of Bertelsmann.

RCA Records

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In 1986, Bertelsmann acquired a majority in RCA Records and merged its activities in the music market with the new Bertelsmann Music Group.
It was fully acquired by Bertelsmann in 1986, making it a part of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG); however, RCA Records became a part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, a merger between BMG and Sony Music, in 2004, and was acquired by the latter in 2008, after the dissolution of Sony BMG and the restructuring of Sony Music.

Arvato Entertainment

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Two years later, Ariola, one of the most successful German record labels was launched, and virtually at the same time, the Sonopress record pressing plant was established.
Arvato Entertainment, formerly Sonopress, is the CD and DVD replication business of Bertelsmann.

Bertelsmann Stiftung

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In 1993, Reinhard Mohn transferred the majority of capital shares to the Bertelsmann Stiftung and assumed its chairmanship.
Since 1993, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has held the majority of capital shares in the Bertelsmann Group.

Thomas Middelhoff

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In 1998, Thomas Middelhoff succeeded Mark Wössner as Bertelsmann's chairman and chief executive officer.
He was on the board of directors of Bertelsmann from 1990–2002, being CEO from 1998.

Random House

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This management change coincided with the takeover of Random House.
As of 2013, it is part of Penguin Random House, which is jointly owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann and British global education and publishing company Pearson PLC.

Doubleday (publisher)

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With Doubleday, another well-known publishing house was acquired.
Nelson Doubleday, Jr. sold the publishing company to Bertelsmann in 1986 for a reported $475 million.

Hitler Diaries

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The affair concerning the forged Hitler diaries occurred at the beginning of his tenure, which damaged the reputation of Gruner + Jahr and Bertelsmann as a whole.
Manfred Fischer was CEO of Gruner + Jahr until 1981 when he was promoted to the board of Bertelsmann, their parent company; he was replaced by Gerd Schulte-Hillen.

Sony BMG

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Bertelsmann sold its shares of the record label Sony BMG, and since then the company has operated under the name of Sony Music Entertainment.
The venture's successor, the revived Sony Music, is wholly owned by Sony, following their buyout of the remaining 50% held by Bertelsmann.

Arista Records

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In the United States, a location was established for Ariola and Arista Records was acquired.
Looking to stave off bankruptcy, Columbia Pictures sold Arista to German-based Ariola Records, a unit of Bertelsmann, in 1979.

Pearson plc

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In the same year, Bertelsmann and Pearson formed the RTL Group from their TV subsidiaries.
In 2013 Pearson merged its Penguin Books with German conglomerate Bertelsmann.

Germany

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Bertelsmann is a German multinational corporation based in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The largest internationally operating media companies in Germany are the Bertelsmann enterprise, Axel Springer SE and ProSiebenSat.1 Media.

Thomas Rabe (manager)

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Also, since 2012, Thomas Rabe has been chairman and chief executive officer of Bertelsmann.
In 2006, he was appointed to the Bertelsmann executive board, of which he has been chairman and chief executive officer since 2012.

Brockhaus Enzyklopädie

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In 2008, Bertelsmann acquired the rights to the Brockhaus Encyclopedia, and from that time on, this reference work was published by the Wissen Media Verlag.
The rights to the Brockhaus trademark were purchased by Arvato services, a subsidiary of the Bertelsmann media group.

Fremantle (company)

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In addition, production companies, such as FremantleMedia, are part of the RTL Group.
Fremantle (formerly FremantleMedia) is a British international television content and production/distribution subsidiary of Bertelsmann's RTL Group, founded in 2001, and evolved as Europe's largest TV, radio, and production company.

Axel Springer SE

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A merger with Axel Springer, also planned at the time, for which a loan for millions had been taken out temporarily from Westdeutsche Landesbank, failed in 1970.
Major competitors in the German publishing market include Bauer Media Group, Bertelsmann, Hubert Burda Media, and Holtzbrinck.