Doğan Group

Doğan Group

Doğan Group was founded in 1986 as "Konut İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.". In 1997, the name changed to "Adilbey Holding A.Ş." It has become the 49% shareholder of Doğan Holding A.Ş. after Aydın Doğan sold his own shares in Doğan Holding to Adilbey Holding. Adilbey Holding continues to operate in real estate sector. Doğan Holding A.Ş. was founded in 1959 by Aydın Doğan. Doğan Group companies operate in a wide range of sectors, including media, energy and retail, as well as industry, real estate and automotive marketing, tourism and financial services. Aydın Doğan’s daughters, Hanzade Doğan Boyner, Arzuhan Yalçındağ, Vuslat Doğan Sabancı and Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı, have executive roles in various media operations of the group. Out of the top 40 media researched for MOM, Doğan Family owns 7 media outlets. The family has investments in all four types of media, making them the largest shareholder of the media audience in Turkey. The mainstream media outlets under Doğan, have been deeply impacted by a record $2.5bn tax fine issued on the company, after a year-long confrontation between the government and Doğan media. The fine was based on an allegation that the company had sold 25% of the shares of Doğan Media to Alex Springer earlier than it was stated. Pro-government media try to discredit Doğan media outlets and the businessman himself, through front-page reports calling Aydın Doğan a "terror-supporter, "blaming Doğan for fuel smuggling. Doğan's leading outlets Hürriyet and CNN Turk have been criticized with softening their tones about the government after the November 2015 elections, which resulted with the AKP forming a single party government for a fourth time.

Key facts

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Joint stock company

Business Sectors

Media, energy and retail, as well as industry, real estate and automotive marketing, tourism and financial services

Ownership

Individual Owner

Aydın Doğan

Aydın Doğan is the founder and honorary chairman of Doğan Holding. He founded his first industrial company in 1974. He became a publisher with the acquisition of Milliyet in 1979 and later of Hürriyet in 1994. He established Aydın Doğan Foundation in 1996. He was hit with a record $2.5bn tax fine, slashing its shares down 20 per cent after a year-long confrontation with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

41.7%

Floating Capital

Free float at Borsa Istanbul.

36.3%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Hürriyet (12.09%), Posta (10%), Fanatik, Hürriyet Daily News

Other TV Outlets

Kanal D (6.86%), CNN Türk (2.37%), tv2, Dream TV, Kanal D Romanya, Euro D

Other Radio Outlets

Radyo D (2.5%), Slow Turk, CNN Türk Radyo (0.95%)

Other Online Outlets

www.hurriyet.com.tr (17%), www.fanatik.com.tr, www.posta.com.tr, www.cnnturk.com, www.kanald.com.tr, www.netd.com, www.hurriyetaile.com, www.mahmure.com, www.bigpara.com, www.hepsiburada.com, www.nesine.com, www.evmanya.com, www.altincicadde.com, www.hepsipay.com

Facts

Media Business

Media Business

News Agency | Doğan News Agency (DHA)
Publishing and Distribution | Doğan Tanıtım, Dergi Pazarlama Planlama, Doğan Printing Center, Doğan Egmont, Doğan Kitap
Digital TV Platform | D-Smart
TV and Music Production | D Productions, InDHouse, Kanal D Home Video, Doğan Music Company
Online advertising and e-trade | MedyaNet, www.arabam.com, www.hurriyetemlak.com, www.hurriyetoto.com, www.yenibiris.com, www.ekolay.net, www.yakala.co
Magazines | Doğan Burda Yayıncılık (Autoshow, Autoshow Tercih Rehberi, Atlas, Foto Atlas, Atlas Tatil, Atlas İstanbul, Atlas Tarih, Acıbadem Hayat, Beef&Fish, Blue Jean, Head Bang, Bulvar216, Brides, Burda, Burda Büyük Beden, Campus, Capital, Chip, Elle, Elle Man, Diabetic Living, Elle Wedding, Elle Decoration, Elle Shooping Book, Elle Beauty Book, Elele, Bebeğimle Elele, Evim, Evbahçe, Ekonomist, CeoLife, Formsante, Pozitif, Hello, Hello Fashion, Hey Girl, Yaz Keyfi, Hotelier, Güncel Hukuk, Haftasonu, İstanbul Shooping Guide, İzmir Guide, Ankara Shopping Guide, İstanbul Life, Best of İstanbul, Lezzet, Şımartan Tatlar, Level, Maison Française, Maison Française Banyo Mutfak, Maison Française Emlak Yaşam ve Mimarlık, Maison Française Celebrity Homes, Medicana, Pedal, PC Net, Popular Science, Sağlıkla Randevu, Start Up, Tempo, The Rake, Dolce Vita, Tempo Astroloji, Tempo Sanat, The Economist Tempo, Tempo Travel, Yacht Türkiye, Revolution, Tekstil İşveren

Business

Business

News Agency | Doğan News Agency (DHA)
Publishing and Distribution | Doğan Tanıtım, Dergi Pazarlama Planlama, Doğan Printing Center, Doğan Egmont, Doğan Kitap
Digital TV Platform | D-Smart
TV and Music Production | D Productions, InDHouse, Kanal D Home Video, Doğan Music Company
Online advertising and e-trade | MedyaNet, www.arabam.com, www.hurriyetemlak.com, www.hurriyetoto.com, www.yenibiris.com, www.ekolay.net, www.yakala.co
Magazines | Doğan Burda Yayıncılık (Autoshow, Autoshow Tercih Rehberi, Atlas, Foto Atlas, Atlas Tatil, Atlas İstanbul, Atlas Tarih, Acıbadem Hayat, Beef&Fish, Blue Jean, Head Bang, Bulvar216, Brides, Burda, Burda Büyük Beden, Campus, Capital, Chip, Elle, Elle Man, Diabetic Living, Elle Wedding, Elle Decoration, Elle Shooping Book, Elle Beauty Book, Elele, Bebeğimle Elele, Evim, Evbahçe, Ekonomist, CeoLife, Formsante, Pozitif, Hello, Hello Fashion, Hey Girl, Yaz Keyfi, Hotelier, Güncel Hukuk, Haftasonu, İstanbul Shooping Guide, İzmir Guide, Ankara Shopping Guide, İstanbul Life, Best of İstanbul, Lezzet, Şımartan Tatlar, Level, Maison Française, Maison Française Banyo Mutfak, Maison Française Emlak Yaşam ve Mimarlık, Maison Française Celebrity Homes, Medicana, Pedal, PC Net, Popular Science, Sağlıkla Randevu, Start Up, Tempo, The Rake, Dolce Vita, Tempo Astroloji, Tempo Sanat, The Economist Tempo, Tempo Travel, Yacht Türkiye, Revolution, Tekstil İşveren

General Information

Founding Year

1986

Founder

Aydın Doğan

Affiliated Interests Founder

Aydın Doğan is the founder and honorary chairman of Doğan Holding. He founded his first industrial company in 1974. He became a publisher with the acquisition of Milliyet in 1979 and later on Hürriyet in 1994. He established Aydın Doğan Foundation in 1996, which primarily is active in the field of education. He was hit with a record $2.5bn tax fine, slashing its shares down 20 per cent after a year-long confrontation with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Contact

Address: Burhaniye Mh. Kısıklı Caddesi No:65 34676 Üsküdar/İstanbul

Phone: 0216 5569000

Website: www.doganholding.com.tr

Tax/ ID Number

TradeRegistry No: 224011

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

MD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

MD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Management

Executive Board

Arzuhan Yalçındağ– CEO of Adil Bey Holding, part owner of Dogan Group, daughter of Aydin Dogan, founder of the group
Vuslat Sabancı – Vice chairwoman of Adil Bey Holding
Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı – Chairwoman of Doğan Holding, daughter of Aydin Dogan, founder of the Group Hanzade Doğan Boyner – Vice chairwoman of Doğan Holding, daughter of Aydin Dogan, founder of the Group

Other Influential People

Ahmet Hakan, Hürriyet daily columnist: In a recently published series of leaks that were allegedly hacked by accessing the e-mail account of Berat Albayrak, Minister of Energy, Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, senior executive of the Doğan Group, made a recommendation that Hürriyet daily’s editor-in-chief Sedat Ergin should be replaced by Ahmet Hakan. The e-mails led to the resignation of Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ.
Abdülkadir Selvi, Hürriyet daily columnist: Selvi, a columnist for pro-AKP newspaper Yeni Şafak, was transferred to Hürriyet daily in 2016. He is known as a strong supporter of the government.

Further Information

Headlines

Aydın Doğan'dan Adil Bey Holding'e Hisse Satışı.

(17.10.2002) Bigpara Hurriyet. Retrieved in October 2016 from:

http://www.bigpara.com/haberler/ekonomi-haberleri/aydin-dogan-dan-adilbey-holding-e-hisse-satisi_ID431348/

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

Because the holding is publicly traded, detailed information on the finances and ownership can easily be found on their official website. Family members are shareholders of a subsidiary company called Adilbey Holding, which owns 49.32% of the mother group.

Sources

The official website of Dogan Group. Retrieved on 26 August 2016 from

www.doganholding.com.tr

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