Doubledown Media folds - Spear's Magazine

Doubledown Media folds

Doubledown Media, publisher of Trader Monthly and other magazines aimed at rich and aspiring Wall Street executives, shut down after a chief backer pulled its financing, according to a memo obtained by Reuters.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Doubledown Media, publisher of Trader Monthly and other magazines aimed at rich and aspiring Wall Street executives, shut down after a chief backer pulled its financing, according to a memo obtained by Reuters.

Doubledown, which also publishes Cigar Report, Dealmaker, Corporate Leader and Private Air, lost its credit line from a bank affiliate of HSBC, President Randall Lane wrote in a memo that was obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.

As a result, Doubledown is suspending operations immediately, Lane said in the memo, which was sent on Monday.

“I cannot begin to convey how heartbroken we are,” Lane wrote. “These are unprecedented times: the combination of the media depression, the Wall Street implosion and the credit slowdown were collectively too much for our company — probably any company in our shoes — to overcome.”

Advertisers and business partners owe Doubledown a “substantial seven-figure sum,” he wrote, “but as with everyone else, payments to us have slowed precipitously, which in turn has crippled our ability to pay our bills on time.”

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