Bertelsmann has a worldwide presence in around 50 countries with its core businesses of media and services. Its key geographical markets are Western Europe â€“ especially Germany, France, Britain and Spain â€“ as well as the United States. Bertelsmann is also strengthening its involvement in growth regions like China, India and Brazil. Bertelsmannâ€™s corporate divisions include RTL Group (television), Penguin Random House (books), Gruner + Jahr (magazines), Arvato (services) and Be Printers (print).
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA is a capital market-oriented, unlisted partnership limited by shares. As a corporate holding, it handles central Group functions such as corporate strategy development, capital allocation, financing, and management development. The company's internal governance and reporting reflect its corporate structure, which consists of the operating divisions as well as Corporate Investments and the Corporate Center.