VNU Poised To Decide On Buyout Offer

  • February 27, 2006
With no competing bids in the offing, Dutch media research and publishing giant VNU is expected to decide this week on an $8 billion-plus buyout offer from a consortium of private equity firms. Some key VNU shareholders have also proposed that the company break itself up into three pieces. Either way, VNU, the parent of Nielsen Media Research, ACNielsen, and a variety of trade publications, is likely to be dismembered.
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