Gruner + Jahr acquires a majority stake in Motor Presse Stuttgart.
In 2005, Gruner + Jahr acquires a majority stake in Motor Presse Stuttgart (MPS), one of Europe’s leading special-interest magazine publishers. The takeover is the biggest acquisition in Gruner + Jahr’s history. MPS currently publishes more than 100 automotive, lifestyle, sports and leisure magazines worldwide. In Germany, MPS titles include magazines like “Auto Motor und Sport,” “Motorrad,” “Men's Health,” and “Cavallo.” Beyond traditional print media, Motor Presse Stuttgart invests and also expands in new lines of business. Its portfolio now includes online products, TV activities, events and services. The Men's Health workout app, for instance, a mobile fitness assistant, has been downloaded more than a million times worldwide since 2013.