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M&A Meltdown: ABRY Lawsuit Damaging for All Sides


November 17, 2005

By Tony Silber The fact that ABRY Partners took the rare step of going to the courts with a dispute over a M&A transaction is an indication of the depths of the breakdown between it and Providence Equity Partners over the $500 million acquisition by ABRY of F+W Publications in August. By going public, all sides;ABRY, Providence

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CEO Salary Sampler


November 17, 2005

By FOLIO: Staff In a sampling of public b-to-b publishers, CEOs did pretty well for themselves with most earning a raise in 2004, according to 10-K filings. The most impressive raise goes to former Primedia

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Celebrity Weekly Shakeout Begins: Inside TV Shuts Down


November 17, 2005

By Bill Mickey Meager newsstand sellthrough and market saturation major factors in demise. Gemstar-TV Guide announced Tuesday that TV celebrity weekly Inside TV, after an eight-month run, was shut down effective immediately. The final issue, dated November 21 will hit newsstands today.

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Trade Editors Struggle for Editorial Integrity


November 16, 2005

By Dylan Stableford CHICAGO;It's hard to accuse a panel moderator at American Business Media's Top Management Meeting of "lashing out" at an audience, particularly one filled with some of the most powerful b-to-b players around. But even in the decidedly chummy waters of TMM held here, one moderator did, albeit it in a relatively polite way.

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An M&A Quintet: Vignettes from First-Half of 2005


November 15, 2005

Within this mix, several developments stand out: two once-mighty publishing companies shed their properties, the private-equity market went on a selling and buying spree, and a late-2004 deal continued to hover over the landscape. Furthermore, a skein of smaller transactions dominated publishing's M&A scene during the first half of 2005.

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Capital Components


November 10, 2005

Unless you're independently wealthy, startup capital for your new magazine will have to come from investors. Existing publishers are more likely to acquire companies and properties or incubate ideas from scratch than usher in and finance an entrepreneur's idea from the outside.

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