Alpha Media Group is vying for the spot of top dog in the magazine pack. The company produces
magazine, which features men's lifestyle content -- including sections on sports, humor, and gaming (as well as photos of barely clothed women).
is published in the US and about 40 other countries (though Dennis Publishing owns the UK version, which exists in a Web-only format). Alpha Media Group also publishes websites Maxim.com, Blender.com, and Stuffmagazine.com. In addition, its Maxim Ventures develops marketing programs designed to reach men across multiple platforms, including Internet, mobile, live events, retail, TV, and film. Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management owns Alpha Media Group.