Frankfurt-based publishing group “Deutscher Fachverlag (dfv)” expects a total turnover of 145 million Euro for the current year, an increase of 14.1% on the previous year.

Klaus Kottmeier, Chairman of the Board of the dfv, comments: “2013 was a very strong year in terms of acquisition for the dfv. But we do not just grow through acquisitions; we also grow through our own new developments. Our goal is to help people grow more successful in their profession or business. We support our readers and customers on their career path, we give them guidance and co-develop sectors and markets through our work."

Including subsidiaries and shareholdings, the dfv publishes over 100 professional magazines and 100 digital offers, including Apps for smartphones and tablets for eleven important branches. The dfv also offers over 140 commercial events with the chance of intensive networking with target groups.

Throughout the fiscal year 2013, advertising revenues have increased noticeably. The largest shareholders are: Lebensmittel Zeitung, TextilWirtschaft, Horizont and the Allgemeine Hotel- und Gastronomie-Zeitung (AHGZ). Successful launches of 2013 include RAW, a specialist publication for the automobile economy. Digital platforms continue to yield reliable revenues and continual growth. In terms of events the dfv bets on the professional fairs like the successful premiere with MICE + Business Travel Market.

The dfv made several important purchases in 2013, extending its portfolio with: FVW Mediengruppe (tourist segment), Maleki Communications Group and the event brand Euro Finance Week (majority shareholding) and the purchase of the remaining shares of The Conference Group (TCG).

Angela Wisken, speaker for the business management of the dfv, comments: "We consistently focus on content, this is our greatest strength. As specialists in certain occupational groups, we have information that is often unique to the form. We firmly believe that print media continues to play an important role in the media mix. At the same time we are investing in the development of digital services as well as in the establishment of new trade events."