Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE:NLSN), (the "Company") a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, today announced that Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S. r.l. (the "Selling Shareholder") intends to offer for sale in an underwritten offering 30,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Selling Shareholder will grant the underwriters of the offering an option to purchase an additional 4,500,000 shares. The shares to be sold by the Selling Shareholder 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. The last reported sale price of the Company's common stock on March 4th, 2014 was $46.96 per share.
Nielsen Holdings is an information and measurement company that provides clients with an understanding of consumers and consumer behavior. Co. aligns its business into three reporting segments: What Consumers Buy, which provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry; What Consumers Watch, which provides viewership data and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries across television, online and mobile screens; and Expositions, which operates a portfolio of business-to-business trade shows and conference events in the U.S.
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