Doubledown Media Names Dunning Publisher, Plans "Dealmaker" Magazine

  • September 12, 2006
Former Ziff Davis Media CEO Jim Dunning has been named chairman of Doubledown Media, the publisher of Trader Monthly and In November, the company plans to launch a new magazine called Dealmaker--"a luxury lifestyle publication aimed at private-equity managers, investment bankers, venture capitalists and CEOs. Dunning handled the acquisition of Petersen Publishing in 1996 for $465 million, which he flipped two years later for $1.5 billion to U.K.-based Emap. In 2000, he teamed up with Willis Stein & Partners to buy Ziff Davis, but was replaced as CEO a year later.

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