AMC Theatres, the world’s leading cinema company, is acquiring Nordic Cinema Group, which includes Swedish cinema chain SF Bio.
Bonnier has acquired Fastighetsnytt Förlags AB, Sweden’s leading media and conference company within the real estate and construction sector, with powerful brands and services such as Business Arena, Fastighetsnytt and Fastighetsjobb. Founders Johan and Henrik Zetterstedt will continue to run the company.
Karmo Kaas-Lutsberg is stepping up to be head of Bonnier's B2B business area. He will take over effective immediately and also will be part of Bonnier AB’s executive management team.
The Stockholm-based fertility app Natural Cycles raises an SEK 50 million (USD 6 million) Series A from Bonnier Media Growth and existing investors Sunstone and E-ventures to fuel international expansion and perform additional clinical studies.
The board of directors for SF Studios has today come to an agreement with Jonas Fors to leave his position as CEO of SF Studios, effective immediately. Frida Westerberg, Deputy CEO & COO, will take over as acting CEO. The search for a new CEO will start immediately.
Anders Eriksson has been proposed as new business area head for Bonnier News, as well as CEO for Swedish dailies Dagens Nyheter and Expressen and business daily Dagens industri, as well as board chair for southern Swedish newspaper group HD–Sydsvenskan. Anders Eriksson is already part of Bonnier AB’s executive management team and is business area head for Business to Business, which consists of business media and services in the Nordic region, Eastern Europe and Germany.
The nominating committee for the Bonnier AB Board of Directors has proposed Jens Müffelmann of Axel Springer as a new member of the board. He is CEO for Axel Springer Digital Ventures and head of Axel Springer’s U.S. operations.
Success story Toca Boca, which in five years has gone from idea to 140 million downloads of its digital toys, is getting a new owner. The buyer is Canadian toy and entertainment company Spin Master.
After more than 13 years as editor-in-chief, CEO and in recent years, as business area head, Gunilla Herlitz has decided to leave her position at Bonnier News. She will continue until summer 2016, and a search for her replacement is underway.
Bonnier AB’s operating profit (EBITA) for 2015 was SEK 1.01 billion* compared to SEK 1.10 billion the previous year, which was an EBITA margin of 3.9 percent (4.7 percent). The group’s revenues amounted to SEK 25.9 billion (SEK 23.7 billion).