De Persgroep profit up 21% in 2013

15 Aug 2014

While the total revenue of the Belgian media group De Persgroep Publishing dropped slightly year-on-year from €910 million to €901 million ($1.2 billion U.S.), net profit was up 21 percent to €68 million ($91 million U.S.) thanks to growth in the Dutch operation and in digital ads, the company’s financial results for 2013 show.

De Persgroep is owned by the Van Thillo family and shares are not t

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Anastasia Gnezditskaia

Anastasia Gnezditskaia has joined AIM Group in 2014 as a writer/analyst covering France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe. A Russian living in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation. She is educated at Moscow State Lomonosov University (MA in psychology) and Central European University (PhD in public policy). After obtaining her doctoral degree, she taught international political economy at George Washington University in Washington DC where she lived for 10 years. Following this she managed international development projects in Africa at the World Bank, and worked as a journalist covering Congress, federal government agencies and commodity markets, particularly shale gas development in North America.