Ziff-Davis sale may be imminent

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An announcement on the sale of Ziff-Davis by parent Softbank Corp. could come as early as the week of Nov 15. A Ziff-Davis spokesman declined to comment on industry rumors, saying only that an announcement could be expected before the end of the year. Those believed to be bidders include Miller Freeman, Reed Elsevier and Willis Stein & Partners, led by ex-Emap Petersen executive James Dunning.

Copyright November 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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