Nielsen Looks To Raise $2.01 Billion In IPO
August 17, 2010 at 6:41 AM (PT)
Private equity-owned NIELSEN is set to raise up to $2.01 billion through an initial public offering, more than the $1.75 billion it was originally aiming for, it said in a regulatory filing, reports ABC NEWS..
Nielsen was taken private in 2006 by a group of six private equity firms -- CARLYLE GROUP, BLACKSTONE GROUP LP, KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO, THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS, ALPINVEST PARTNERS and HELLMAN & FRIEDMAN in a $10 Billion deal.
In JUNE (NET NEWS 6/3) , NIELSEN said it planned to raise up to $1.75 billion through an IPO.