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Mecom plc

Media investment company fronted by David Montogmery until he "stepped down" in January 2010. In May 2006 the German Journalists Association (DJV) gave the staff of the Berliner Zeitung its press freedom award, for acting "with courage and dedication against the takeover of the Berliner publishing house by a foreign finance syndicate". Agreed purchase of Norways' Orkla Media in June 2006.

The declared shareholdings in Mecom are largely by banks and investment funds:

2006-06-14Prudential plc14.14%
2006-04-27New Star Hedge Fund 4.33%
2006-04-07Deutsche Bank AG 5.04%
2006-04-06Jupiter Asset Management14.81%
2006-04-06UBS AG 6.24%
2005-12-02Electricity Supply Pension Scheme 3.85%

Other investors include M&G Investment Management, Lansdowne Partners, Morley Fund Management, and Fidelity Investment Services - see

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What does Mecom plc do?

Follow the link below to see the publications, radio and TV channels and major websites that Mecom plc runs directly.

* Mecom plc titles, channels, etc

Mecom plc website

What does Mecom plc have to say for itself? Visit its corporate website - the one with real information for money people, not the one for punters - linked below.

* Mecom group plc website

Who owns Mecom plc?
What else does it have a stake in?

Below is information gathered up to 2014-08-19 on shareholdings in and by this media owner.

Known media shareholdings - click ? to email the informant
2006_06: _Funds held a 48% or more stake in _Mecom [source? 2

More on this owner
(from journalists' points of view)

These are selected pieces about this media owner. At present most come from the NUJ's London Freelance Branch newsletter the Freelance, because it already has an extensive online archive.

Year_mo Title Source
2006_06 Revolt in the newsroom in Berlin [Guardian]
2006_06 European journalists seek quality assurances over Norwegian takeover [IFJ]
2006_06 Neue Fïrhungsmannschaft in der Hamburger Morgenpost (59k PDF) [ver.di]
2006_06 Zur Berufung von Josef Depenbrock zum Chefredakteur der Berliner Zeitung (32k PDF) [ver.di]
2006_05 BV und HM: Gemeinsam Besch‚ftigung sichern [DJV Berlin]
2006_05 Berliner Zeitung erhielt DJV-Preis der Pressefreiheit [DJV]
2006_05 German paper hailed for fighting Montgomery takeover [Guardian]
2006_04 Montgomery marshals European titles for attack on British newspaper market [Observer]
2006_04 Protestkundgebung vor dem Berliner Verlag [DJV Berlin]
2006_01 DJV fordert von Regierung: Stoppt Montgomery [DJV]
2005_10 You've nothing to fear, Montgomery tells German staff [Guardian]
2004_06 David Montgomery, the force behind 3i biog [Guardian]

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