Our tradition is built on a foundation of hard work, intelligence and skill. Our authors, including many Nobel Prize winners, our readers and our customers continue to be entitled to nothing but the best.
Over the years, the Holtzbrinck Family has had the privilege of uniting world leading publishing houses across the globe. Many of them go back a long time, like Nature (1869), Macmillan (1843), Springer (1842), and S. Fischer (1886). Many of them were started-up just within the last decade – like Sapling, Readcube or Netdoktor. Many others found a sponsor in our funds like Holtzbrinck Ventures.
As much as we are proud when we succeed in developing the best our group has to offer into something even better, sometimes through disruption, we take pride in equal measure in tradition and the legacy of many great minds. It is the long term view where we believe the benefit for all can be found.
Our tradition is built on a foundation of hard work, intelligence and skill. Our authors, including many Nobel Prize winners, our readers and our customers continue to be entitled to nothing but the best.
Our intellectually and culturally diverse company is driven by independent thought and actions. We think in terms of the individual and collaborative networks, not in terms of hierarchy.
For us growth is not a purpose in itself. Growth comes instead from our organic core, the company's entrepreneurial spirit and dedicated long term view.
Our responsibility extends beyond our daily work: we are committed in a larger sense to having a positive effect on the earth and on the society in which we live.
At Holtzbrinck we are committed to the long term health of the earth’s many cultures and societies as well as to the planet itself. We work on many problems in many countries, with our goals and ambitions most frequently set by the individual passions of the people who come to us. We deliver remarkable value through our quality publishing and services, but we also actively pursue the greater good. The following offers a sample of achievements made within our group:
We are grateful first and foremost to all of our authors, many of whom have won prestigious awards. In the field of literature we congratulate John M. Coetzee, Elfriede Jelinek, Harold Pinter, Orhan Pamuk, Doris Lessing, Jean-Marie Le Clézio, Herta Müller, Mario Vargas LLosa, Tomas Tranströmer and Alice Munro – for having won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the last decade. Scientific American, in its 168 year history, has published over 240 articles from Nobel Laureates including Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, Francis Crick, Hans A Bethe, Steven Weinberg, Harold Varmus and Al Gore. Nature has published many scientific breakthroughs since its start in 1869, including Francis Crick and James Watson’s (1953) seminal ‘double helix’ paper, David Baltimore’s (1970) work on the enzyme reverse transcriptase as well as Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello’s (1998) RNA-interference paper.
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The Macmillan Higher Education group celebrates Emilio Segrè, Murray Gell-Mann, Paul Berg, David Hubel, Leon Lederman, Paul Crutzen, Eric Kandel, and Paul Krugman as its Nobel laureate text book authors. The Palgrave’s Economics for the Curious would not have been possible without major contributions from Robert Solow (editor), Vernon Smith, Dale Mortensen, Michael Spence, Peter Diamond, Erik Maskin, Roger Myerson, John F. Nash and William Sharpe.
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It is a pleasure and privilege for us to support the following institutions and societies amongst many others:
Our portfolio is characterized by committed investment in a healthy mix of organic growth and targeted acquisitions. In times of significant fluctuations and change in the global economy we aim for a sound equity ratio rate as a trustworthy basis to work from. This principle not only ensures the constant attribution of adequate resources for our entrepreneurial dynamism and ambition, it also enables our teams to deliver on a long-term vision.
A healthy balance sheet and financial resources provide a strong foundation for our entrepreneurial activities and allow us to focus on long-term strategic goals. We want to continue to grow and achieve sustainable results. To help us in achieving these objectives, we focus on the following business fields: “Macmillan Science and Education” (science and education), “Macmillan Publishers” (fiction and non-fiction) and “Holtzbrinck Digital, Information & Services” (internet companies, news media and services). The long-term 50% share in the “Die Zeit” newspaper is being managed in the “Holtzbrinck Digital, Information & Services” business field. In May 2015 the majority of the business field “Macmillan Science and Education” (namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and Macmillan Education) was merged with Springer Science+Business Media into the new Joint Venture Springer Nature. This strategic merger brought together these dynamic publishing houses with more than 150 years of history behind them, as well as complimentary geographic footprints and brand portfolios.
The consolidated revenue for the 2014 fiscal year amounted to €1,727.1 million. The net increase in revenue relative to the prior year is due to organic growth, currency effects and the strategic divestments made within the portfolio. After adjusting for portfolio and currency effects, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group recorded an organic increase in revenue of €26.4 million or +1.6% for the past financial year. The Holtzbrinck Publishing Group digital products and services revenues continued to grow strongly and comprise 29.3% of total revenues in 2014.
The companies of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group reached an portfolio-adjusted operating income before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation and extraordinary effects (operating EBITDA) of €170.6 million for the 2014 fiscal year which is a slight decrease of -2.6% compared to the prior year. This result has already absorbed high development costs for new and, in particular, digital products and business models. Overall the group level consolidated operating EBITDA decreased to €172.1 million particularly as a result of divestment activities. The earnings before taxes of the financial year 2014 increased by a plus of €6.1 million to €102.9 million.
As of 31 December 2014, the remaining net debt stood at €54.3 million. With a leverage ratio (ratio of net debt to operating EBITDA) at the end of the financial year of 0.3x and an equity ratio of 43.8%, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group has secured its long-term stability and at the same time created room for future investments.
|Revenue Development according to Region in €m||2014||2013|
|Rest of Europe||
|Revenue Development according to Business Field in €m||2014||2013|
|Macmillan Science and Education||
|Holtzbrinck Digital, Information & Services||
|Consolidation of internal revenue items||
|Revenue of the Group portfolio at the balance-sheet date||1.710,1||1.664,4|
|Other Financial Key Figures in €m||2014||2013|
|Operating EBITDA of the Group portfolio at the balance-sheet date**||170,6||175,1|
|Operating EBITDA, consolidated / total**||172,1||180,8|
|Balance sheet total||2.214,8||2.080,2|
|Net financial position||-54,3||-30,3|
* Consolidated revenue, without minority stakeholdings
** Adjusted for extraordinary and non-recurring effects, including operating earnings consolidated according to the equity method
*** Calculated on the basis of the total from equity (in accordance with IAS 32) and other long-term capital provided by partners/shareholders
Faith in tradition and the courage to innovate: today these qualities characterize the three dynamic and globally structured business areas – Springer Nature (science and education), Macmillan Publishers (fiction and non-fiction), as well as Holtzbrinck Digital, Information & Services (internet companies, news media and services).
In 2001 Dieter von Holtzbrinck passed on the management of the company to his brother Stefan von Holtzbrinck (*1963), leaving the company five years later to set up a family-foundation. In the context of a far-reaching digital reorientation, the investment emphasis was placed on new internet-based business models, on the education and science sector, as well as on the opening up of new markets and opportunities in new language environments outside the German-speaking countries. The sale of newspapers – except for the stakes held in Die Zeit – were completed with a view to strengthening our focus on the course embarked upon by our three divisions.
The company further pursued its long-term interests in the area of literature, science and education, in acquiring Farrar, Straus & Giroux and the Macmillan Group whose portfolio includes Nature, Macmillan Education, St. Martin´s Press, Pan Macmillan and Tor amongst others.
Georg-Dieter von Holtzbrinck (*1941) took over the company helm from his father in 1980. Domestically the main focus was increasingly placed on expanding the newspaper sector, ultimately leading to the acquisition of Die Zeit. In addition, the book activities were extended internationally, through the acquisition of Henry Holt; by contrast, in 1989 the book-club activities were discontinued. In the mid-1980s, the publishing group deepened its international commitment in the area of science and education with the acquisition of Scientific American and W.H.Freeman.
In 1971 Georg von Holtzbrinck decided to draw together the groups prospering activities in a holding company, the Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH publishing group, and to operate it on a decentralized basis.
During the years of reconstruction Georg von Holtzbrinck acquired the Hausbücherei in 1948 which merged with the Deutsche Bücherbund (German books’ association) in the 50’s. The latter’s growth and financial strength, as well as Georg von Holtzbrinck’s personal closeness to the publishers, enabled him to gain a share of ownership in renowned book-publishing and newspaper companies such as S. Fischer, Rowohlt and Handelsblatt.
The publishing group’s origins trace back to the book-club business. In the 1930s, the company founder Georg von Holtzbrinck (*1909 – †1983) began with the sale of subscriptions to books and periodicals (Bibliothek der Unterhaltung und des Wissens/ The Library of Entertainment and Knowledge, Devex).
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Nature meets the needs of science.
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As the largest French traffic safety publisher specialized in producing professional materials in the field of road safety education for all stages of life, Codes Rousseau is the market leader in France for products related to driving schools, road safety and education.http://www.codesrousseau.fr/ corporate-communications(whatareyoulookingat)springer.com
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The Nature Index tracks the affiliations of high-quality scientific articles. Updated monthly, the Nature Index presents recent research outputs by institution and country. Use the Nature Index to interrogate publication patterns and to benchmark research performance.http://www.natureindex.com/ corporate-communications(whatareyoulookingat)springer.com
Naturejobs is a bulletin board of science jobs available globally.
Nature Masterclasses offers high-quality training in scientific writing and publishing.
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Rendement Uitgeverij is a fast-growing publishing company focusing particularly on practical specialist journals for small and middle-sized enterprises, and owes its success to its unique formula of news and advice magazines that are primarily intended for managers in small and middle-sized enterprises.https://www.rendement.nl/ info(whatareyoulookingat)rendement.nl
Scientific Data is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of research datasets. We aim to promote wider data sharing and reuse, and to credit those that share.
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FSG authors—among them Elizabeth Bishop, Roberto Bolaño, Michael Cunningham, Mahmoud Darwish, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Federico García Lorca, Shirley Hazzard, Seamus Heaney, Robert Lowell, Alice McDermott, John McPhee, Pablo Neruda, Susan Sontag, Mario Vargas Llosa, Derek Walcott, and Tom Wolfe—have won extraordinary acclaim, including National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and Nobel Prizes in Literature.
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Furthermore many leading names in modern literature are also published in the programme, such as Jonathan Franzen, Simon Beckett und Ildikó von Kürthy.
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We monitor the pulse of society, continually identifying and exploring new opportunities that connect individuals with shared interests, both quickly and sustainably. The quality of our offerings provides users and readers with a precise and proven compass in the world of digital innovations, adding meaning and relevance to both cultural and technological developments.
With a weekly readership of more than two million, DIE ZEIT is Germany's largest supraregional quality newspaper. The publisher's portfolio includes six magazines, two rapidly growing online portals, ZEIT Reisen, Corporate Publishing and a series of innovative special editions.http://www.zeit.de kontakt(whatareyoulookingat)zeit.de
Lecturio stands for successful learning – independent of time and place. With more than 7.000 hours of high-quality educational content, Lecturio‘s learning cloud has a comprehensive eLearning offering for companies and individuals – available for PC, tablet and smartphone. The video course offerings include all aspects of professional development as well as exam preparation for medical and law students. Lecturio is headquartered in Leipzig and has a total of 75 employees.
gutefrage.net GmbH is a leader in the online advice market. It is the owner of gutefrage.net, Germany's largest and most active advice community, which provides a platform for all those wishing to seek, find or give advice. Further advisory platforms include helpster, which provides practical guidance for everyday situations and COSMiQ. A total of more than 20 million unique users visit the various platforms of gutefrage.net GmbH each month.http://www.gutefrage.net info(whatareyoulookingat)gutefrage.net
epubli GmbH is a dynamic, fast-growing online company, based in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg. Since 2008 our self-publishing platform allows authors and professional publishers the opportunity to publish and print high quality books – books can be bought online and in physical bookstores and eBooks are available through the Apple iBookstore, Amazon Kindle-Store, at Google Play, Kobo, or Barnes & Noble.http://www.epubli.de kontakt(whatareyoulookingat)epubli.de
Searchmetrics - the pioneer and today's leading provider in the area of search and social analytics software for companies - boasts a unique server infrastructure and software solutions.http://www.searchmetrics.com info(whatareyoulookingat)searchmetrics.com
NetDoktor.de is the pioneer of German health portals and has been offering its users easy-to-understand medical information on the most important illnesses, symptoms, examinations and medication since 1999 .http://www.netdoktor.de info(whatareyoulookingat)netdoktor.de
Digital Science is actively working with entrepreneurs and developing software internally to make scientific research more efficient. It designs next-generation tools and software to help various stakeholders in scientific research – from simplifying processes and sharing data more easily, to rethinking how we measure and evaluate a researcher’s impact on their community.http://www.digital-science.com info(whatareyoulookingat)digital-science.com
AVE Gesellschaft für Fernsehproduktion has been producing feature films, documentaries, talk shows and reports since the mid-1980s. Since 2008, AVE has been active in the area of cross-media formats and has developed the "on3-südwild" programme for young viewers on Bayerischer Rundfunk and (together with arte) the "X:enius" science entertainment programme. AVE is also one of the market leaders in the field of music documentaries and has set new standards in the area of online video journalism with productions such as "WatchBerlin" (Lead Award) and "140 Sekunden" (Grimme Online Award).http://www.ave.de ave(whatareyoulookingat)ave.de
Prognos AG has been advising decision-makers from the fields of politics, business and society for more than 50 years. On the basis of neutral analyses, substantiated forecasts and critical evaluations, it provides assistance in recognising and assessing possible future options.http://www.prognos.com info(whatareyoulookingat)prognos.com
1DegreeBio is the world's first independent online resource building a comprehensive listing of reagents, digital tools, equipment and service providers crucial to life science research.http://1degreebio.org info(whatareyoulookingat)1degreebio.org
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Altmetric is a small London-based start-up focused on making article level metrics easy for both researchers and publishers.
Altmetric allows users to track and measure online activity around academic research. It has a strong focus on engineering and data science know-how.
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bettermarks offers more than 100 interactive math books, with over 100.000 Mathe-Aufgaben covering grades 4 to 10. With bettermarks for every single exercise help is available including a detailled solution approach with correct numbers, so that a full comprehension of the solution way is ensured.http://www.bettermarks.com kontakt(whatareyoulookingat)bettermarks.de
BioRAFT’s modular web-based platform integrates safety and compliance management into a single system for researchers, compliance personnel and administrators.http://www.bioraft.com/
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Cosmiq is a user-generated content community which plays a major role in the German Q&A market. Answers to over 3.25 million questions are available covering over 200 topics, such as internet and computer, history, politics and cooking. Based on user ranking the best answers are selected, ensuring the quality of the content.http://www.cosmiq.de/ info(whatareyoulookingat)cosmiq.de
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figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner. All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models.http://figshare.com info(whatareyoulookingat)figshare.com
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HELPSTER, one of Germany’s leading content platforms, offers good advice on almost every topic. 200.000 texts and images as well as over 10.000 instructional videos cover various topics, such as DIY, healthcare, finance and cooking. Uploads from HELPSTER’s authors provide instant support for a wide range of solutions to everyday problems.http://www.helpster.de/ info(whatareyoulookingat)helpster.de
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Holtzbrinck Digital is the division dealing with digital transactions within Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Home to a range of top Internet brands, it is one of Germany’s leading Internet investors. Holtzbrinck Digital focuses on four business areas: Digital Science, Digital Education, Digital Health and Digital Content.http://www.holtzbrinck-digital.com/ susanne.ziegler(whatareyoulookingat)holtzbrinck.com
Holtzbrinck Ventures is the leading German early stage fund in the fifth generation of funds and has been supporting company founders in setting up their internet firms for more than a decade. There are currently investments in more than 60 companies.http://www.holtzbrinck-ventures.com/ information(whatareyoulookingat)holtzbrinck.net
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Labguru is a modular, web-based laboratory research management system.
It offers an easy means of tracking projects, protocols, biological collections and materials, as well as streamlining communication between members of the lab.
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Med1 is Germany's largest and most active health community, with over 20 million user contributions since its launch in 1999. The portal offers individual content and interaction around the major topics healthcare, diseases and pharmaceuticals. Within a secure and trusted environment, patients, relatives and interested users can easily find answers and advice for personal inquiries. Experienced long-time members are guiding and supporting users by successfully operating as active hosts.http://www.med1.de/ info(whatareyoulookingat)med1.de
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MIAMED has been revolutionizing the world of medical education with its eLearning system, AMBOSS since 2012. More than 120,000 students and doctors have already used the program during their studies and their clinical career. The MIAMED team is passionate about its mission to improve world health by developing and constantly updating high-quality medical content.http://miamed.de be-part-of(whatareyoulookingat)miamed.de
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Overleaf is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers much quicker for both authors and publishers. Developed by the writeLaTeX team and now with over 150,000 users worldwide, it aims to make science and research faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into one place, from idea to writing to review to publication.http://www.overleaf.com welcome(whatareyoulookingat)writelatex.com
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pflege.de – the leading provider of information relating to living and healthcare topics for elderly people in the fast growing care market. pflege.de provides a comprehensive offering covering inpatient and outpatient services, including personalized advice on everyday issues faced by those receiving care and their relatives.http://www.pflege.de info(whatareyoulookingat)pflege.de
PIN Mail AG is one of the largest private mail carriers in Germany. Its core business comprises the daily handling and processing of up to 700,000 pieces of mail and their delivery to the respective recipients.http://www.pin-ag.de info(whatareyoulookingat)pin-ag.de
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ReadCube is a free, easy-to-use reference manager, with built-in search capabilities, Enhanced PDF technology and personalized daily article recommendations.
ReadCube partners with publishers to offer innovative pay-per-view article access to every researcher and institution via ReadCube Access.
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Savings United runs promising online platforms worldwide, including deal and shipping portals, and focuses its activities on quickly growing digital markets in Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Spain.http://www.savings-united.com/
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The Spotlight publishing house is the market leader in the language magazine segment and publishes six successful magazines in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.http://www.spotlight-verlag.de info(whatareyoulookingat)spotlight-verlag.de
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Symplectic is a leading developer of integrated research information management systems.
Our flagship product Elements is used by thousands of researchers, research managers, repository managers and librarians across the globe.
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ÜberResearch is a solutions and services company focused on the specific needs of science funders. For the last 10 years the ÜberResearch team has served funders with information tools based on natural language processing and search technologies. These successes include some of the most well-known projects for automatic portfolio analysis, reviewer identification, classification, and process support with the capabilities to build semantic definitions and categories.http://www.uberresearch.com/
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The Verstaltungsforum is the event management wing of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and is headquartered in Berlin. Its task is to develop, plan and hold national and international conferences, symposia and awards ceremonies in connection with contemporary issues from the worlds of business, science, society and culture. It also performs key public relations tasks and makes an important contribution to promoting interdisciplinary social dialogue.http://www.vf-holtzbrinck.de office(whatareyoulookingat)vf-holtzbrinck.de
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