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An entrepreneurial vision attentive to changes in society and market evolution.

The Fininvest Group is one of the major interpreters of Italian entrepreneurship and culture: at the side of its country in the years of growth, today it is increasingly turning its gaze towards Europe.

Established as a family-owned business, Fininvest S.p.A. is the holding company of one of the largest communications groups worldwide.







The Fininvest Group is committed to its business growth along the pathway of strategic guidelines heading to internationalization and innovation.

Thanks to the clarity of its strategic direction, the excellence of its companies, its strong balance sheet and sound financial position and above all the commitment and spiritedness of its employees, today the Fininvest Group is a spearhead of Italian entrepreneurship, and an outstanding cultural and civil growth engine, for Italy and Europe.

The Founder

Silvio Berlusconi, the Fininvest founder, has been one of the most important entrepreneurs, politicians, and statesmen in Italy.

Born in Milan on 29 September 1936, son of a bank employee and a housewife, he began to work in the construction sector in 1961, soon after his graduation from university and, between 1970 and 1991, he created Milano 2 and Milano 3, two of the most innovative residential areas in Europe at that time, in Segrate and Basiglio.

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The Fininvest Group History

The origins and 1970s

After graduating from university, Silvio Berlusconi debuted as an entrepreneur in the construction sector. In 1963 he founded Edilnord, the company that built the residential properties of Milano Due in Segrate and Milano Tre in Basiglio.

Fininvest S.p.A. was established in 1975 while Telemilano 58 marked the beginning of the television experience in the following years.


These years witnessed the rapid expansion of commercial television – Canale 5 was established, and Rete 4 and Italia 1 were acquired.

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Meanwhile, Silvio Berlusconi and Ennio Doris, his friend, founded Programma Italia, from which Banca Mediolanum would be originated. In 1985 Fininvest S.p.A. acquired a stake in Mondadori and began Segrate publishing house takeover.


Mondadori joined the Fininvest Group, while Mediaset and Mediolanum were listed on Milan Stock Exchange.

Abroad, Fininvest was among the founders of Spanish Telecinco, one of the most profitable commercial television broadcasters in Europe. The great Milan of Silvio Berlusconi was recognised as one of the elite football clubs in the world.

From 2000 to today

Mediaset launched MFE-MEDIAFOREUROPE, an international project: in 2019 it acquired a stake in ProSiebenSat1 share capital and in 2023 it finalized the merger with Mediaset España.

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Mondadori market share increased following acquisitions of important publishing houses. After having sold AC Milan in 2017, Fininvest S.p.A. acquired A.C. Monza, which reached its first historic promotion to Serie A in 2022.

Structure and Companies

The Fininvest Group operates in several sectors that are key to the Italian economy, ranging from telecommunications to publishing, from finance to sports.


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28 / 06

Fininvest Group – 2023 Financial Statements

Milan, 27 June 2024 – Fininvest’s Shareholder Meeting was held today, chaired by Marina Berlusconi. It approved the holding company’s financial statements and examined the consolidated financial statements for 2023.
06 / 07

Fininvest Press Release

Fininvest announces receipt of the following statement by Marina Berlusconi, chairman of the board, Pier Silvio Berlusconi, Barbara
30 / 06

Fininvest Group – 2022 Financial Statements

Milan, 29 June 2023 – Fininvest S.p.A. Shareholder Meeting was held today, chaired by Marina Berlusconi. It approved the
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