When former Time Inc. executive Vivek Shah and private equity firm Great Hill Partners bought Ziff Davis back in June, it was assumed that Shah and his expertise would help breathe new life into the troubled technology publisher. Today, Ziff Davis’ new leadership and direction is becoming apparent with the acquisition of technology deals and coupon site LogicBuy and the launch of an ad targeting… → Read More
Ziff Davis has been in some deep financial trouble over the past few years but today, this may come to an end. The technology publisher has been acquired by former Time Inc. executive Vivek Shah in partnership with Boston-based private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ziff Davis operates nine properties including PCMag.com, ExtremeTech, GearLog… → Read More
Hearst Corporation unit UGO Entertainment has agreed to acquire 1UP.com, a property attracting a gamer audience along with its associated sites including GameVideos.com, MyCheats.com and GameTab.com. There had been rumors about a pending acquisition for a couple of weeks (more specifically, reported by Joystiq), but yesterday evening the company released the official news.
The acquisition deal is… → Read More
. What does this mean for us and, by extraction, you? Not much, but it’s extremely important to realize that the stalwarts like ZD are hitting a wall thanks to skanky little bloggers in their pajamas. Go us! Anyone have any insight on PE companies like Lehman work? Ziff Davis’ Two Units Being Hawked by Lehman; Enterprise Division Status Unclear [PaidContent] → Read More