Axel Springer SE is Europe’s market-leading digital publisher with numerous multimedia news brands, such as BILD, WELT, POLITICO Europe, BUSINESS INSIDER, and FAKT. The company was founded in 1946 by journalist Axel Springer. Headquartered in Berlin, Axel Springer SE today employs more than 16,000 people and is active in more than 40 countries worldwide, with holdings and licenses on six continents. The company’s business is structured into two main segments: Content and Classifieds. Digital activities contribute more than 80 percent of its EBITDA.

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Berlin, Germany

NC Company Overview

Axel Springer SE is a publishing company that now has a major focus on digital media. Its aim is to provide the best in news and journalism as well as a solid approach to classified advertising and marketing, through a portfolio of trusted media brands. Brands under Axel Springer SE include Jobsite, Leisure Vacation Rentals, Seloger, Belvilla, Stepstone, Total Jobs, Immo Welt, La Centrale, Danland, Dancenter, Saon Group, and Meine Stadt, all of which have a strong presence in their European markets. Axel Springer SE, based in Berlin, Germany, was founded from origins as a German print publishing house, started by Axel Springer himself back in 1946. The company embraced digitization and globalization throughout the time since and is now one of the largest German print media companies, as well as a market leader in digital publishing. As of May 2019, Axel Springer SE is one of Europe’s leading digital publishers and has around 16k employees working around the world. The business operated in over 40 different countries worldwide, and also holds licenses and has holdings on six continents, meaning it truly has a global outreach. Its main business focuses are in the news media, classifieds, and marketing media sectors.