Frankfurter Rundschau sale marks another stage in German newspaper consolidation

The sale of a controlling stake in loss-making Frankfurter Rundschau by SPD investment vehicle Druck- und Verlagshaus Frankfurt am Main GmbH (dd_vg) to M. DuMont Schauberg (MDS) Group marks another stage in the consolidation of the German regional newspaper market. MediaFinance talks to Dr. Gernot Wunderle, Head of European Media & Entertainment at goetzpartners Corporate Finance, buy side adviser on the deal, about why the deal makes sense and what implications it has for the sector as a whole.

by Oliver Cann

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