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Mecom: landmarks


This chronology is indicative only. Context is provided by the broader communications and media timeline.

2005 sells its 5% stake in Local Press Limited to Johnston Press plc for £950,000

2006 acquires Media Groep Limburg, Grafisch Bedrijf Media Groep Limburg and De Trompetter (LMG) for €200m from Telegraaf Media Groep

2006 Orkla announces sale of publishing operations to Mecom in deal valued at €900m

2006 Mecom announces agreement to sell Orkla minority shareholdings in Norwegian regional newspapers Bergens Tidende (28.5% stake) to Schibsted and Adresseavisen (18.7% stake) to Roll Severin for £62.4m

2006 Mecom relists on LSE, with £365.5m market capitalisation

2007 finalises acquisition of Berliner Verlag (Berliner Zeitung, Berliner Kurier, Abendblatt, TIP and Hamburger Morgenpost) from Holtzbrinck for £53m

2007 Mecom agrees to sell Lithuanian Kauno diena newspaper to UAB Hermis Capital

2007 Mecom makes €800m bid for Wegener