Publishing group Deutscher Fachverlag

dfv and Maleki Communications Group form strategic alliance

Effective January 1, 2013, Deutscher Fachverlag (dfv) will acquire 60 percent of the Maleki Communications Group, so the two Frankfurt-based companies announced on October 29.
With its stake in the Maleki Communications Group, Deutscher Fachverlag will be tapping into new content segments. “We will make full use of the potential contained in the subject of the financial services industry – with our expertise in all manner of different business areas, our know-how as a leading provider of trade media, and with the Maleki Communications Group’s reputation, knowledge and experience,” dfv Supervisory Board Chairman Klaus Kottmeier said.

Dr Nader Maleki, Founder and Partner of the Maleki Communications Group, added: “The alliance with one of the biggest independent trade media companies in Europe opens up entirely new avenues for us in Germany and abroad. Going forward, we will be able to offer full media accompaniment for our events as well as exploiting new synergies and business opportunities With conferences such as the Euro Finance Week, the premier European financial services and insurance industry meeting place, we have just the right platforms for this.”

From the turn of the year, the Maleki Communications Group’s business will be managed jointly by Dr Nader Maleki as Chairman and CEO and dfv Executive Management Board Member Sönke Reimers. Maleki will oversee conference operations and Reimers – in addition to his remit as a member of the Deutscher Fachverlag Executive Management Board – trade media operations.
Both companies are committed to working together to strengthen Frankfurt’s position as a financial centre.