NEWS14 February 2013

Nielsen investors to sell 35m more shares

Financials North America

US — Nielsen’s private equity backers are planning to sell 35m shares of company stock in another secondary offering following last year’s $900m payday.

The new secondary offering has yet to be priced, but shares ended trading yesterday at $33.26. Last year’s stock offering was priced at $30.25 a share.

None of the proceeds of the sale will go to the company, which this week reported annual revenue of $5.6bn, up 1%.