Nielsen agrees to $16 billion private equity takeover
Media measurement firm Nielsen Holdings on Tuesday said that has agreed to a $16 billion private equity takeover, just one week after rejecting a $15 billion buyout bid from the same group.
Why it matters: The deal allows Nielsen to continue its transition from linear to digital media measurement without the hot spotlight of the private markets.
Details: The buyout group is led by Evergreen Coast Capital, an affiliate of activist investor Elliott Investment Management, and Brookfield Business Partners.
- The deal values Nielsen at $28 per share, a 10.2% premium over the consortium's previous proposal.
- In a statement, Nielsen said its board of directors voted unanimously to support the acquisition proposal.