|Type||Public limited company|
Land & Property
|Founder||Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe|
|The Viscount Rothermere|
Paul Zwillenberg (CEO)
|Revenue||£1.91 billion (2016)|
Number of employees
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is a British multinational 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, DMG Ventures and DMG Media. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The 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 traces its origins to the launch in 1896 of the mid-market national newspaper the Daily Mail by Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, and his elder brother, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe. It was incorporated in 1922 and its shares were first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1932.
Harold Harmsworth's son, Esmond Cecil Harmsworth, 2nd Viscount Rothermere, took operational control of the organization in 1932 and complete control in 1940, when his father died.
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.
After almost 100 years in Fleet Street, the company left its original premises of New Carmelite House in Fleet Street in 1988 to move to Northcliffe House in Kensington.
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.
Further information: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
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 the Ned Davis Research Group. DMGT's 49% stake in the company was sold off in 2019.
Further information: DMG Media
DMG Media is the media subsidiary of DMGT and publishes the following titles:
The London Evening Standard was owned by DMGT until it was sold to Alexander Lebedev in January 2009. In October 2009 it was made a free newspaper. DMGT still maintains a 25% share.
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.
DMG Ventures is the venture capital arm of DMGT. Notable investments include used-car platform Cazoo, property investment platform Bricklane and will-writing platform Farewill.
DMGT holds stakes in a number of businesses, some as minority investments as well as joint ventures and associates. This includes Independent Television News, which handles news coverage for ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5.
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, i, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, Metro and Metro.co.uk.
Northcliffe House cleaners employed by Mitie joined the UVW union, and started campaigning in 2018 for the London Living Wage. The cleaners were mostly migrants from Latin America and Africa, and were being paid the national minimum wage. A Change.org petition was signed by over 100,000 people. Shortly after, Mitie confirmed that "our teams working at DMG media's site have been informed of a pay increase to at least, and in some cases, beyond the London Living Wage."