Is A Blackstone-led Group Closer To A Nielsen Buy?


With its shares holding in the mid-$20-$30 range since mid-August 2018, some stability has been given to investors wondering what the future holds for Nielsen Holdings.

Mitch Barns is no longer CEO. A “strategic review” of its Buy and Watch businesses is underway.

Now, it appears a group of private investors led by Blackstone Group, the private equity shop led by Stephen Schwarzman, is one step closer to snapping up Nielsen.

That didn’t excite shareholders, as Nielsen ended Monday’s trading on a down note.

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