Cairo Communication

Cairo Communication
Native name
Cairo Communication S.p.A.
listed società per Azioni
Traded as BIT: CAI
ISIN IT0004329733
Founded 1995 (as Cairo Pubblicità)
Founder Urbano Cairo
Headquarters Milan, Italy
Key people
00020 million (2016)
Total assets €1.561 billion (2016)
Total equity 0344 billion (2016)
  • Urbano Cairo (50.101%)
  • others
  • Cairo Pubblicità (100%)
  • Cairo Publishing (100%)
  • Cairo Editore (100%)
  • RCS MediaGroup (59.693%)
  • La7 (100%)
  • others
Footnotes / references
in a consolidated financial statement[1]

Cairo Communication S.p.A. is an Italian media and publication company based in Milan. The shares of the company float in Borsa Italiana. Urbano Cairo, via UT Communications, UT Belgium Holding, owned 50.101% stake of the company. In turn Cairo Communication owned 59.693% stake of fellow media company RCS MediaGroup, which was acquired in 2016.


Urbano Cairo found a company Cairo Pubblicità in 1995, which wholesale advertisement space for RCS MediaGroup. In 1997 Cairo acquired a company which found in 1984, and renamed into Cairo Communication, as the holding company of his media empire. Cairo Communication acquired La7 in 2013 from Telecom Italia.[2] In 2016 Cairo Communication acquired RCS MediaGroup by offering to buy the shares from the public market, which was more favor than the offer from the rival consortium.

Publications and subsidiaries

  • Cairo Editore
    • Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori
      • Airone
      • Edizioni Anabasi s.r.l.
  • RCS MediaGroup
  • La7 S.p.A.
  • Cairo Network s.r.l.
  • Cairo Pubblicità S.p.A.
  • Cairo Publishing S.r.l.
  • Il Trovatore


  1. "Progetto di Relazione finanziaria al 31 dicembre 2016" [Draft Financial Annual Report at 31 December 2016] (PDF) (in Italian). Cairo Communication. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  2. Fabio Pavesi (29 April 2016). "Ecco chi è Urbano Cairo, l'uomo che vuole comprarsi il Corriere della Sera". Il Sole 24 Ore. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
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