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UNIPRESS LLC

UNIPRESS LLC

Unipress is a limited liability company and publisher of Shekulli daily and is owned by Koço Kokëdhima, a businessman and a politician. The company owns a magazine and a publishing house named Max. UNIPRESS is the second biggest print media company in Albania by revenues and one of the biggest newspapers. The owner has also interests in Radio +2, and TV Balkan. Its revenues are 16% of the print media market.

Key facts

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Limited Liability Company

Business Sectors

Publishing

Ownership

Individual Owner

Koço Kokëdhima

Koço Kokëdhima has interests in various fields, including construction, trade, chemical industry etc. Kokëdhima was elected Member of the Parliament in 2013 on a Socialist Party ticket. His mandate was declared null and void by the Constitutional Court in 2016 because one of his companies, Abissnet, had benefited from state funds while he was an MP. The Constitution of Albania forbids companies owned by MPs to benefit from public funds. In 2017, Kokëdhima founded a new political movement called "Zgjidhja" (Solution).

Kokëdhima owns 62.84% of F.K Apollonia, a sports team based in Fieri, through 2K Group. The other shareholder is the Municipality of Fieri. His flagship company, 2K Group, managed to purchase majority shares of various public enterprises during the second wave of privatization between 1999-2003. He was accused repeatedly of using his newspaper as a pressure mechanism against various governments. Some of the companies privatized by this group are: ART EKSPORT IMPORT, Boja Tirana etc. In 1998, he founded Abissnet, one of the earliest internet service providers in Albania.

90%

Sadik Llapashtica

Apart from shares in UNIPRESS Sadik Llapashtica has shares in a company Bashot Power, which suspended its activities. On his LinkedIn profile he appears as shareholder and CEO of AGE Group, Albanian General Electricity, but no such company is registered in the Albanian National Business Registry. The website of AGE Group also indicates Llapashtica as CEO of the company and that it has activities in hydropower and art production. Llapashtica appears as CEO of AGE Art Production in the Business Register.

5%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

TV BALLKAN

Other Radio Outlets

Radio +2 (3.02%)

Facts

Media Business

Publishing

UNIPRESS (90%)

Radio Broadcasting

Radio +2 (80%)

Television Broadcasting

TV Balkan (65%)

Business

Construction

PLANETI-X (100%)

Chemical Industry

Boja Tirana (90.92%)

Telecommunications

Abissnet (100% through 2K Group)

Sports

Apollonia jsc (62.84% through 2K Group)

Agricultural equipments

ANTEL (35%)

General Information

Founding Year

1997

Affiliated Interests Founder

Koço Kokëdhima - Shekulli daily was founded in 1997 by Koço Kokëdhima through the company named 2K Group, founded in 1998 by Koço Kokëdhima as the sole owner.

Employees

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Contact

Njësia Bashkiake Nr. 5, Rruga Ismail Qemali, Pallati 18

Tel.: +35544308398

Website: www.shekulli.com.al

Tax/ ID Number

L21623018M

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

0.74 Mio. $ / 94.8 Mio. Lek

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

0.13 Mio $ / 16.8 Mio. Lek

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data

Management

Other Influential People

Era Kokëdhima – is the daughter of Koço Kokëdhima. She owns 35% of 2K Group and 40% of Radio +2, a radio station, where she also serves as CEO.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

UNIPRESS is a limited liability company. Its ownership structure and financial statements are published in Albanian National Business Registry. For the purpose of evaluating weigh of assets and revenues of this company in the print media market, MOM have calculated the value of assets, revenues and profits of 11 Print Media Companies. The companies included in the calculation are as follows: Panorama, Gazeta Shqiptare, Koha Jone, Mapo, Shekulli, Tema, Dita, Shqiptarja.com, Standard and Monitor.
The ownership structure and financial statement are publicly available on the Albanian National Business Registry. The financial data provided are for 2016. The Central Bank's average exchange rate for 2016 was used to convert the amounts into USD.

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