Nielsen Files For IPO
June 3, 2010 at 5:08 AM (PT)
NIELSEN HOLDINGS B.V. has filed with the SEC for an initial public offering. The plan would raise up to $1.75 billion for the company, according to the preliminary prospectus. The company says that it had $4.8 billion in revenues and a net loss of $489 million in 2009.
The company was taken private by a group of six private equity firms in a $10 billion deal in 2006. J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES and MORGAN STANLEY are serving as lead book-runners for the deal, with CITIGROUP, GOLDMAN SACHS, CREDIT SUISSE, and DEUTSCHE BANK as book-running managers.