Harte-Hanks to Purchase ZD Market Intelligence
ZD Market Intelligence, formerly known as Computer Intelligence, is an Internet-based service that compiles and offers background information, operations details and other areas related to technology companies and purchases. Harte-Hanks estimates the company will generate revenue of $50 million in 1999.
ZD reported last May that several companies were interested in purchasing Market Intelligence, and had engaged Morgan Stanley Dean Witter to help them with the sale. In fact, Morgan Stanley also has been retained by ZD to help them explore selling opportunities, and along the way, ZD's majority shareholder, Softbank Corp. decided to focus on companies that operate solely on the Internet.
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Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.