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About Egmont

A leading Nordic media group shaping the media of tomorrow with award-winning storytelling and digital innovation. All of Egmont is a foundation, and we do well to do good.

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Vision

Egmont’s vision is to be the most attractive media group for employees, business partners and consumers. We want employees and business partners to perceive us as the preferred media group, and we want consumers to perceive us as the master storyteller.
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Mission

Egmont’s mission is to create and tell stories. Storytelling stimulates the imagination, excites curiosity, rises new ideas, and is the foundation of all learning and development. Stories are at the heart of all our activities in Egmont. Stories are our promise to the world: We bring stories to life.

Our values

Rummelig
Passion
Ambition
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Rummelig

Rummelig is a Danish concept capturing a sense of broadness – in perspective, tolerance, willingness to think new thoughts and break new ground. We tell a world of stories in every medium imaginable. This diversity embodies an openness to everything new, and flexibility to embrace different cultures and personalities.

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Passion

We care passionately about what we do. We love to create and tell stories – in the best way possible to as many people as possible. Our passion lies at the heart of all that we do.

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Ambition

We are commercially minded. We are here to achieve results, both on the bottom line and within the media industry. We are ambitious about setting goals and dedicated to seeing them through to completion. Our determination to win is greater than our fear of losing.

CSR at Egmont

We have been working with Corporate Social Responsibility for more than 100 years. It is an integrated part of our DNA.

EUR 400m

Charitable donations since 1920

46%

Women in management

Since 2013

Signatory to the UN Global Compact

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Explore our portfolio

As a long-term leading media group, we believe in unleashing creativity and applying technology to continuously develop strong content and cutting-edge services.

Egmont in numbers

Egmont is successful in developing next-generation media solutions and businesses in a market affected by continuous change and ever-evolving consumption patterns. Our legacy is to bring stories to life and do well to do good.

EUR 1603m

Revenue in 2018

EUR 190m

EBITDA in 2018

EUR 81m

Profit before tax in 2018

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A history of innovation and social responsibility

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Today
History

P. Petersens Bogtrykkeri is founded

The story of Egmont begins in a modest apartment in Copenhagen. The young typographer Egmont Harald Petersen buys a “flyswatter”, a hand-driven and simple printing machine, with support from his mother, Petrine Petersen. Being a single parent, his mother pawns all her possessions to help him buy the machine and start his own printing business P. Petersens Bogtrykkeri.

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Innovating the business model

Soon the one-man business starts to develop. From printing business cards, invoices and letterheads, Egmont H. Petersen advances into printing books and magazines. The company moves into new facilities in Copenhagen, new printing machines are purchased, employees are hired, and big companies are added to the client list.

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Frontrunner in colour-printing

Egmont H. Petersen is first to apply colour-printing in Denmark, bringing four-colour printing into the mainstream. He always makes sure to keep himself updated on the newest printing technics and finds inspiration from abroad and in specialist publications.

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Gutenberghus is built

With increased activity and continued growth, Egmont H. Petersen decides to build a large printing house and magazine company at the centre of Copenhagen. The new building, as well as the business, is now named Gutenberghus after the inventor of the printing press, Johann Gutenberg.

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The Egmont Foundation is established

Egmont H. Petersen dies in 1914, and in his will, he states that a part of his company’s profits should “be used for philanthropic purposes”. True to his wish, in 1920 his wife Elisabeth and their five children convert the business into a foundation. The object of the Foundation is to engage in commercial enterprise and thereby acquire funds to be utilised for charitable purposes, that is to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable children and families.

History

Bringing Donald Duck to Scandinavia

Gutenberghus obtains the licence to publish Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories in Scandinavia, including the famous character Donald Duck. It is Dan Folke, the Director of Gutenberghus at that time, who discovers the beloved character on his travels to America and brings him to Scandinavia to further develop and increase in popularity.

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International expansion

After World War 2, Gutenberghus expands into other countries beyond Scandinavia. First, into the German-speaking countries, then to the UK and later the Eastern European markets.

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Digital opportunities

In the late 1980s, Gutenberghus begins to explore new and exciting digital opportunities. In today’s Egmont, digital innovation and new technologies are part of every aspect of the business.

History

Expanding into TV and film

Gutenberghus changes its name to Egmont. Together with a group of partners from the media world, Egmont founds TV Gruppen Norge, the leading public service channel in Norway. Since 2012, Egmont has been the sole owner of TV 2. In 1992, Egmont also joins forces with the Nordics’ leading supplier of entertainment, Nordisk Film, and grows into film production and distribution.

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Moving into the gaming industry

Through Nordisk Film, Egmont taps into the growing Nordic gaming industry with the establishment of Nordisk Film Games. Today, Egmont continues to invest heavily in Nordic game companies, building a strong portfolio of studios and global IP’s.

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Focus on high-growth business areas

Today, the founding ideas of Egmont H. Petersen are still very much alive at Egmont. Entrepreneurship, innovation and social responsibility are at the heart of our work. We use our skills in curation and communities to grow with the modern consumer into adjacent areas like gaming, e-commerce and digital marketing.