Valcon Selling 30 Million Nielsen Shares
March 6, 2014 at 4:02 AM (PT)
NIELSEN HOLDINGS N.V.has announced that VALCON ACQUISITION HOLDING (LUXEMBOURG) S.À R.L. is selling 30 million shares of its common stock pursuant to NIELSEN’s shelf registration statement filed with the SEC.
VALCON is granting the sale's underwriters an option to purchase an additional 4.5 million shares. The shares being sold are attributable to affiliates of THE BLACKSTONE GROUP, THE CARLYLE GROUP, KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO., THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS, HELLMAN & FRIEDMAN, ALPINVEST PARTNERS and CENTERVIEW CAPITAL.
BOFA MERRILL LYNCH and CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC will act as underwriters for the offering.