Through a diversification and internationalization strategy initiated in 1997, De Agostini has gradually expanded its activities from the traditional publishing sector to other sectors, each belonging to an independent sub-holding:
also holds other financial investments, including a minority stake in Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A..
De Agostini Editore
is the sub-holding company active in the publishing sector in 30 countries with publications in 13 languages and organised into areas by product: De Agostini Publishing, DeA Planeta Libri, in an equally owned joint venture with Gruppo Planeta, De Agostini Scuola and Digital De Agostini.
De Agostini Communications
Is the media and communication sector sub-holding comprising the Group's interests in content production, broadcasting and distribution of content for television, new media and cinema. Banijay Group is among the most innovative and creative companies in the world in the production and distribution of high-quality content for television and new media. De Agostini Group indirectly holds a 36.8% of Banijay Group and partners with Stéphane Courbit and Vivendi.
ATRESMEDIA, the Spanish radio and television group, held in partnership with Spanish Planeta Corporation and listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange, is a co-leader in the Spanish television market. It operates in the following sectors: ATRESMEDIA TELEVISIÓN, ATRESMEDIA RADIO, ATRESMEDIA DIGITAL, ATRESMEDIA PUBLICIDAD, ATRESMEDIA CINE and ATRESMEDIA DIVERSIFICACIÓN.
s a world leader in the lotteries, gaming and services market, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. De Agostini S.p.A. controls IGT with an absolute majority share. IGT has extensive know-how for the development of gaming systems and products and sports betting systems through the provision of terminals, hardware and software. IGT is the largest global player in the lotteries, gaming and services sector. Lottomatica, IGT's company, is the sole concessionaire for Italian Lotto and other public games.
Carries out private equity investments both direct and indirect (funds). DeA Capital is also active in the management of private equity funds and other alternative assets, mainly through its subsidiaries DeA Capital Real Estate SGR and DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR.