|Public limited company|
|Traded as||LSE: DMGT|
Land & Property
|Headquarters||Northcliffe House, Kensington, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, United Kingdom|
|The Viscount Rothermere|
Paul Zwillenberg (CEO)
|Revenue||£1.91 billion (2016)|
Number of employees
Daily Mail and General Trust plc is a British media company, the owner of The Daily Mail and several other titles. The company manages a multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of almost £2 billion. The company operates in over forty countries through its subsidiaries RMS, DMG Information, DMG Events, Euromoney Institutional Investor and DMG Media. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.Jonathan Harmsworth, 4th Viscount Rothermere, is the chairman and controlling shareholder of the company. The head office is located in Northcliffe House in Kensington, London.
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. 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 and the British Union of Fascists and he wrote an article, "Hurrah for the Blackshirts", in January 1934. 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".
Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere became the Chairman of Associated Newspapers in 1970. After the death of his father in 1978, he also became chairman of parent Daily Mail and General Trust plc.
On 14 December, 2017, the board of commercial real-estate data firm Xceligent Inc., which is owned by Daily Mail and General Trust, filed for chapter 7 liquidation.
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 involved in catastrophe risk modelling, and is a subsidiary of the DMGT group.
DMG information aims to invest in high-growth businesses offering information to niche markets. DMG Information is headquartered in the US, with its main office in Stamford, 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. Genscape is a 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. DMG Information 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).
DMG Events was founded in 1989 and is active in 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.
Euromoney Institutional Investor plc is one of Europe's largest business and financial magazine publishers. The company, 49% owned by DMGT, was founded in 1969. The company owns close to a hundred 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.
DMG Media is the media subsidiary of DMGT and publishes the following titles:
DMG Media's consumer brand portfolio also included the recruitment and job search engines Evenbase, Jobsite and Jobrapido. DMGT announced the sale of its digital recruitment businesses in May 2014.
DMGT holds stakes in a number of businesses, some as minority investments as well as joint ventures and associates.
The head office is located in Northcliffe House in Kensington, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 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, Metro and Metro.co.uk.