'The Industry Standard' ponders public offering

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International Data Group has retained Hambrecht & Quist to explore a partial sale--as much as 20%--of The Industry Standard, its weekly covering Internet business. The move is viewed as a prelude for an IPO. The Industry Standard could be valued at as much as $225 million, based on the asking price for the 20% stake.

Copyright November 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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