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Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Public limited company
Traded as LSEDMGT
Industry Newspapers
Land & Property
Websites
Insurance
Energy
Education
Founded 1922
Headquarters Northcliffe House, London, United Kingdom
Key people
The Viscount Rothermere
(Chairman)
Paul Zwillenberg
(Chief Executive)
Revenue £1.86 billion (2014)[1]
Number of employees
9600 (2014)[1]
Website www.dmgt.com

Daily Mail and General Trust plc is an international portfolio of businesses in industries such as media, energy, education, insurance, and property. The company operates in over 40 countries through its subsidiaries RMS, dmg information, dmg events, Euromoney Institutional Investor, dmg media and JVs and Associates. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.[2] Jonathan Harmsworth, 4th Viscount Rothermere is the chairman and controlling shareholder of the company.[3] The head office is located in the Northcliffe House in Kensington, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

History[edit]

The group can trace its origins back to launch of the mid market national newspaper the Daily Mail by Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere and his elder brother, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, in 1896.[4] It was incorporated in 1922 and its shares were first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1932. Harmsworth, who had been elevated to the peerage as Lord Rothermere, was editorially sympathetic to Oswald Mosley[4] and the British Union of Fascists and he wrote an article, "Hurrah for the Blackshirts", in January 1934.[5] Referring to Adolf Hitler's proposed invasion of Czechoslovakia, Rothermere, again writing in the Daily Mail, said in 1938 that "Czechs were of no concern to Englishmen".[6]

After almost 100 years in Fleet Street, the company left its original premises of New Carmelite House in Fleet Street in 1988 to move to Northcliffe House in Kensington.[7]

Divisions[edit]

RMS[edit]

Risk Management Solutions (RMS), which targets the global property and casualty reinsurance industry, producing risk analysis models, services, expertise and data solutions for use in the quantification and management of catastrophic risk, is a market leader in catastrophe risk modelling, and is a subsidiary of the DMGT group.[8]

dmg information[edit]

dmg information invests in business to business information-driven companies. It aims to invest in high-growth businesses offering information to niche markets. dmg information is headquartered in the US, with its main office in Connecticut and other offices in California and Massachusetts. Foremost amongst these are Landmark Information Group, Genscape and Environmental Data Resources. In 2006 dmg information bought Genscape, a US company that supplies information on the energy market.[9] Genscape is the market-leading provider of real-time energy generation and transmission information to the energy trading markets in North America and Europe. dmg information also owns Xceligent, Trepp, Hobsons and SearchFlow. dmgi has also invested in Skymetweather.com (India), Real Capital Analytics (USA), Sanborn (USA), Point X (Great Britain), Propstack (India), Liases Foras (India), Funcent (China), dmg events (Britain), ARC, iprof (India).[10][11]

dmg events (formerly dmg World Media)[edit]

dmg events was founded in 1989 and now generates growth from almost half a million visitors per year and over 13000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries. Headquartered in Dubai, it is currently active in North America, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia, employing over 370 staff. Events ran by dmg events include ADIPEC, Global Petroleum Show, Gastech, The Big 5, Index and The Hotel Show.[12]

Euromoney Institutional Investor[edit]

Euromoney Institutional Investor plc is the market leader on international financial publishing and event organisation. It's one of Europe's largest business and financial magazine publishers. The company, 68% owned by DMGT, was founded in 1969. The company owns close to 100 international specialist magazines in finance, energy, aviation, pharmaceuticals and law. Euromoney trains international bankers and securities specialists around the world, runs international conferences, and is very strong in electronic publishing. With offices worldwide, its shares are listed in London and Luxembourg. Euromoney has invested in businesses such as MetalBulletin, BCA Research and Ned Davis Research Group.[13]

dmg media[edit]

Further information: DMG Media

dmg media is the media subsidiary of DMGT and publishes the following titles:

  • Daily Mail – The main national newspaper owned by dmg media. The Mail brand is the number one newspaper brand in the UK.[14]
  • The Mail on Sunday – The sister paper of the Daily Mail, published weekly on Sundays. First published in 1982.[15]
  • Ireland on Sunday – Associated Newspapers took over the publishing of Ireland on Sunday in 2001. The title was re-launched in April 2002 to coincide with the move to its new offices in Ballsbridge, Dublin. It included TV Week magazine and in September 2006 it was merged with the Mail on Sunday and became the Irish Mail on Sunday.[16]
  • Mail Today – A 48-page compact size newspaper launched in India on 16 November 2007 that is printed in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. Based around a subscription model, the newspaper has the same fonts and feel as the Daily Mail and was set up with investment from Associated Newspapers and editorial assistance from the Daily Mail newsroom.[17]
  • Metro – Metro is a national newspaper. Launched in March 1999 as a free, stapled newspaper, it was distributed initially in London. But since has been published every weekday morning, around Yorkshire, the North West, Newcastle and the North East, the East Midlands, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and Scotland.[18]
  • MailOnline is the world's most visited English language newspaper website[19]

The London Evening Standard was owned by DMGT until it was sold to Alexander Lebedev in January 2009. Since then it has been made free as of October 2009. DMGT still maintains a 25% share [20]

dmg media's consumer brand portfolio also included the recruitment and job search engines Evenbase, Jobsite and Jobrapido.[21] DMGT announced the sale of its digital recruitment businesses in May 2014.[22]

Joint Ventures and Associates[edit]

DMGT holds stakes in a number of businesses, some as minority investments as well as joint ventures and associates. Its largest interest is Zoopla.[23]

Head office[edit]

Northcliffe House, DMGT headquarters

The head office is located in Northcliffe House in Kensington, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.[24][25] In addition to housing the DMGT head office, the building also houses the offices of The Independent series, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, and Metro.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annual Report 2014". Daily Mail and General Trust. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  2. ^ London Stock Exchange – Official List
  3. ^ Rothermere: 'DMGT remains committed to journalism'[dead link] Press Gazette, 21 January 2009
  4. ^ a b Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  5. ^ 'Hurrah for the Blackshirts!' by Martin Pugh The Times, 6 March 2005
  6. ^ Hitler by Joachim C Fest[dead link] p. 553, Penguin, 1982, ISBN 978-0-14-005950-2
  7. ^ "Newsmen say farewell to Fleet Street". Evening Standard. 17 June 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Companies - RMS - DMGT". dmgt.com. 
  9. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (20 April 2006). "DMGT buys leading energy information firm". London: Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  10. ^ "Strategic Investments | dmg::information". www.dmginfo.com. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  11. ^ "Our Companies - Asia | dmg::information". www.dmginfo.com. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  12. ^ "dmg events acquires Exhibition Management Services (Pty) Ltd South Africa". International Supermarket News. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "Euromoney Business Profile, FT.com". Markets.ft.com. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  14. ^ "Daily Mail". Mediauk. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "National newspaper circulation December 2007". The Guardian (UK). 2007. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  16. ^ "Founding editor of `Ireland on Sunday' resigns". Irish Times. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  17. ^ Associated Newspapers launches Mail Today in India[dead link]
  18. ^ Luft, Oliver (16 March 2009). "Metro newspaper celebrates 10 years of publication". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  19. ^ Mance, Henry (24 September 2014). "MailOnline and the next page for the ‘sidebar of shame’". Financial Times. Retrieved 2014-12-25. 
  20. ^ "Newspaper shares climb as DMGT confirms deal talks". Evening Standard. 29 October 2012. 
  21. ^ "DMG::Media Brands". London: DMG Media. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  22. ^ "StepStone acquires Jobsite as DMGT exits digital recruitment market". The Recruiter. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  23. ^ "Zoopla IPO a "decent result" for DMGT, says Investec". Yahoo Finance UK. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2015. [dead link]
  24. ^ "Contacts[dead link]." Daily Mail and General Trust. Retrieved on 6 September 2011. "Northcliffe House 2 Derry Street London W8 5TT Great Britain"
  25. ^ a b Ponsford, Dominic. "Sharing with Mail 'will safeguard future of Independent'[dead link]." Press Gazette. 28 November 2008. Retrieved on 6 September 2011. "Under a deal signed today, the Independent titles will share back office functions with the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Metro and Evening Standard at Northcliffe House in Kensington."

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