Bertelsmann Is All This and More

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company with more than 80,000 employees that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the entertainment group RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato Group, Bertelsmann Marketing Services, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company generated revenues of €20.2 billion in the 2023 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. Bertelsmann aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.

RTL Group inspires millions of people every day – with countless TV shows and radio programs, magazines and a constantly growing streaming offering.

hours of programming
per year by Fremantle
>50 television channels
>30 radio stations
7 streaming services
15 publishing brands
5.6 million
paying streaming subscribers for
RTL+ in Germany and Hungary,
and 6play/M6+ in France

As an international book publisher, Penguin Random House publishes many of the most widely read and lauded books in the world.

on 6 continents
Nobel laureates
>700 million
books, e-books
and audiobooks sold annually

The music company BMG has songs and recordings by many of the world’s most successful stars in its repertoire.

The world’s
music company
>3 million
songs and
artists and

Arvato Group is big in logistics, financial services and cloud solutions for business customers.

>2.7 million
sqm warehouse space
>50 million
transactions in buy-now-pay-later solution
54 petabytes
of data center storage capacity

Bertelsmann Marketing Services is one of the leading providers of direct marketing and printing services.

>10 million
daily touchpoints on the customer journey
>390 million
books produced yearly
>20 million
participants in own customer loyalty program

Bertelsmann Education Group supports millions of people on their career paths with its learning offerings.

campuses in the
US and Brazil
>50 percent
of psychologists in California trained by Alliant
~5 million
nurses use online platforms

Bertelsmann Investments develops new lines of business and invests in hundreds of start-ups and funds around the world.

unicorns in the portfolio
active investments
Invested in ~500
innovative companies and funds