Folha da Manhã
The company was formally registered one year later, according to Pedro Cunha, and besides the two main shareholders, it had three other partners: Antonio dos Santos Figueiredo, Mariano Costa e Ricardo de Figueiredo. In 1962, it was acquired by Octavio Frias de Oliveira and Carlos Caldeira.
Currently, the company is run by Luiz Frias, son to Octavio Frias de Oliveira and CEO of the group since 1992.
Folha da Manhã controls the following companies, either directly or partially, through joint-ventures with other companies:
UOL – The leading Internet portal in Brazil; Folha owns 74% of the company, with managerial control; 25% of shares belong to a group of shareholders led by entrepreneur João Alves de Queiroz Filho, principal at holding company Hypermarcas.
SPDL – A 50/50 joint-venture with the Estado Group, the company delivers newspapers for both partners. Shared management.
Besides the Folha, Agora and Alô Negócios newspapers, Folha da Manhã has the following business units:
Magazine Division – responsible for guides and magazines that are distributed as free inserts within Folha.
Datafolha – one of the leading polling organizations in Brazil
Folhapress – news agency
Publifolha – a publishing house for books on journalism, tourism, languages, general reference, cooking and children’s tales.
Três Estrelas – a premium imprint for books on Humanities
Livraria da Folha – online bookstore
Transfolha – a delivery company that distributes print products and e-commerce packages
Folha Gráfica – provides printing services for corporations, publishing houses and advertising agencies
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