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Compagnie Industriali Riunite S.p.A.
Type Public (BIT: CIR)
Founded 1976
Headquarters Milan, Italy
Key people Rodolfo De Benedetti (CEO), Stefano Micossi (Chairman of the board)
Industry Holding company
Products Industrial holdings
Profit 33.3 million (2008)[1]
Total assets €1.334 billion (2008)[1]
Employees 12,970 (2008)[1]

CIR Group (Compagnie Industriali Riunite, BIT: CIR) is the industrial holding company of the De Benedetti Group, controlled by COFIDE — Compagnia Finanziaria De Benedetti, the financial holding company of the De Benedetti family.

CIR principal holdings include media (Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, in which it holds 54.8%), energy (Sorgenia, which it controls in conjunction with Austria's Verbund), automotive components (Sogefi), and health care (HSS). CIR is also an anchor investor of venture capital funds managed by Noventi.

The group was established by Carlo De Benedetti in 1976. He remains honorary chairman of the company today, with his son Rodolfo having served as CEO since 1995.


  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2008". CIR Group. Retrieved 2009-07-04.  

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