Articles by Tony Silber

Radar’s Resilience

Radar magazine has announced it will re-launch in February. We are all aware this is the publication’s third attempt to launch and the scrutiny and skepticism has already begun to stir around the industry.

Sale of Ziff Enterprise Group Moves Forward

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When Ziff Davis owner Willis Stein & Partners announced in July that it was officially for sale it held out the possibility;even the likelihood;that the company would be sold as a "carve-out", that is, sold in parts. Now that possibility is coming to pass.

Four Bidders Left in Penton Sale, Should Wrap Up By End of Month

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The sale of Penton Media is entering its final stages, with bidders winnowed down to four or possibly five serious players, according to industry sources, who have been extraordinarily circumspect, even by M&A standards. The process is in its final stages, one source said, with all bidders over $500 million and final bids due by the end of this month.

Curtco Deal: When is a 12X Multiple Not Enough?

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CurtCo Media Labs, the owner of Robb Report and more than a dozen other luxury magazines clustered around that brand, announced in April that it had been receiving so much buyer interest that it was putting itself on the block. Owner Bill Curtis confirmed in a report published in the New York Times that the auction has been canceled.

On Being An Editor

I’m really glad I had the opportunity to hear and see John Skipper, executive vice president of content at ESPN, speak at MPA’s “Breakfast with a Leader” last Friday at the University Club in New York.