VNU Settles Antitrust Suit, Pays $55 Million To IRI

  • February 17, 2006
VNU Thursday said it agreed to pay $55 million to Information Resources Inc. to settle claims of an antitrust suit filed by IRI against Dun & Bradstreet - the former parent of VNU's ACNielsen and Nielsen Media Research units - in 1996. VNU is in the process of considering a takeover bid from a group of private equity firms, as well as a proposal from key shareholders to break the company up into three pieces.
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