Bertelsmann is an international media company encompassing television (RTL Group), book publishing (Penguin Random House), magazine publishing (Gruner+Jahr), media services (Arvato) , printing (Bertelsmann Printing Group), education (Bertelsmann Education Group) and investments (Bertelsmann Investment Group) in more than 50 countries. Bertelsmann’s mission is to inspire people around the world with first-class media and communication offerings – entertainment, information and services – and to occupy leading positions in its diverse markets.

The foundation of Bertelsmann‘s success is a corporate culture based on partnership, entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and corporate responsibility. The company strives to bring creative new ideas to market and create value.

Gruner+Jahr is the Magazine Divisions of Bertelsmann Group with more than 11.000 employees, it reaches readers and users in more than 20 countries with over 500 magazines and digital offerings. With non-domestic sales accounting for 45% of the Group’s overall sales, G+J is one of the most international publishers in the world. Furthermore G+J holds a 59,9% share in Motor Presse Stuttgart.

Prisma Media in Paris is the company‘s most important publishing group outside Germany. As the second largest magazine publisher in France, Prisma Media publishes more than 20 magazines, including FEMME ACTUELLE, TV GRANDES CHAÎNES, GEO, and CAPITAL.

Gruner+Jahr has operations of its own in China, France, the Netherlands and Spain including popular titles like GEO, FOCUS and GALA, and titles published under international license like GLAMOUR, COSMOPOLITAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and FLOW. Today, the international edition of the flagship brand, GEO is published in 12 countries worldwide.

Excellent publishing experience, outstanding journalistic quality and economically successful premium brands make G+J the perfect licensing partner.

The central licensing unit offers external publishing partners an efficient way to launch the strong brands in a licensing partnership in print, online and beyond.