Since 1975, Ardent Media has co-published more than eighty titles (with sales of more than two million copies) with publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Rodale, Macmillan, Prometheus, Pilgrim, Paragon, Samuel French, Free Press, New Horizon, and BMJ Books. It co-publishes popular trade, professional, and reference titles, and usually delivers bound books. Ardent specializes in the behavioral and health sciences. Ardent is seeking partners to co-publish some of its reference titles online, on CD-ROM, and on PDA. Books nearing completion now include such topics as the worst insults in two hundred languages, secrets of solo sex, stress in the workplace, sexual health, and the world of human sexuality. Ardent also packages and produces bound books and media (for CD-ROM and PDA) for businesses and nonprofit organizations. Recently Ardent has been asked to consult as an industry expert in the media field, including publishing and packaging, on behalf of private equity firms seeking to provide capital to companies, and also asked by publishing, packaging, and other media companies seeking capital for expansion or seeking mergers. Our range of contacts spans firms that finance transactions from $1 million up to $300 million. Of particular but not exclusive interest to us are companies in art, photography, and other illustrated titles, and health, medicine, and other professional and technical titles and media.