GUARDIAN MEDIA GROUP PLC (GMG) is a British mass media company owning
various media operations including
* 1 History * 2 Group structure
* 3 Corporate governance
* 3.1 Board of directors
* 4 References * 5 External links
The company was founded as the Manchester Guardian Ltd in 1907 when C. P. Scott bought the Manchester Guardian (founded in 1821) from the estate of his cousin Edward Taylor.
It became the Manchester Guardian and Evening News Ltd when it bought out the Manchester Evening News in 1924, later becoming the GUARDIAN AND MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS LTD to reflect the change in the morning paper's title. It adopted its current name in 1993.
In March 2007 GMG sold 49.9% of Trader Media Group to Apax Partners , in a deal that valued Trader Media Group at £1.35 billion. In December 2007 it was announced that GMG and Apax had made a successful bid to buy Emap's business-to-business arm for around £1 billion.