Change of Ownership at Bruno Gmünder Media Group

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Fit for the next 30 years – Change of Ownership at Bruno Gmünder Media Group

Celebrating its 30th anniversary Bruno Gmünder Media Group heads new directions with a new ownership and many innovative ideas!

+++ Tino Henn becomes CEO +++ previous co-managing director Michael Taubenheim becomes partner +++ founder Bruno Gmünder remains on the board as a minority shareholder +++ the publisher celebrates its 30th anniversary +++

Berlin, 7 June 2011. The Bruno Gmünder Verlag is changing ownership after 30 years. The contracts were signed on 3 June in Berlin. The entrepreneurs Tino Henn and Nik Reis (both from Munich) and hitherto co-managing director Michael Taubenheim (Berlin) have acquired a majority stake of the Bruno Gmünder Media Group. Bruno Gmünder will remain with the company as a minority shareholder and advisor.

Tino Henn, CEO: “I am delighted to be able to build on 30 years of successful media and business activities for the gay community. In its segment, Bruno Gmünder is one of the most valuable gay umbrella brands in the world. In the coming years we want to push our media and trade sub-brands (e.g. Männer, Spartacus, Bruno’s) more actively on the Internet, expand our service portfolio and develop new business segments.”

Photo (from left to right): Bruno Gmünder, Tino Henn, Michael Taubenheim, Nik Reis

The Bruno Gmünder Verlag was founded in Berlin in 1981 by Bruno Gmünder and Christian von Maltzahn. Today, with approximately 80 permanent employees and numerous freelance staff and annual sales of 9 million Euro, the group is among the global market leaders in gay media and is internationally present with a wide range of up to 150 new titles per year. With numerous publications the fields of magazines (e.g. Männer) film, photography, travel, comics, fiction and nonfiction, we are offering a great variety of subjects for the gay community worldwide. The international travel guide Spartacus is one of our most important books, published in house – currently selling over 65,000 copies per issue, it is the best selling gay travel book in the world.