Ziff Davis files for bankruptcy protection

Written by Joe Martin

March 6, 2008 | 11:31

Tags: #1-up #gamespot #publisher #ziff-davis

Ziff Davis Media, the publisher behind EGM, Games for Windows Magazine and 1UP.com, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection it emerged today.

Ziff Davis Media has been in a financially dubious position for a little while now and the 1UP publisher is intending to use the bankruptcy protection period to sort itself out and attempt to pay of the $390 million debt it has accrued since last August.

If the filing for bankruptcy protection is approved by a court then Ziff Davis Media will be able to restructure and lessen the amount of debt, which has grown to $400 million. Theoretically, business should continue as normal too - though this is yet to be confirmed.

"Today's restructuring agreement goes a long way towards resolving the burdens of a debt load and capital structure established seven years ago, during a leveraged buyout of the company," said Jason Young, CEO of Ziff Davis Media.

It's a rather shocking, if not unexpected, start to the day that's for sure and we'll bring you more information as it emerges. Until then drop your thoughts in the forums.
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