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Nielsen wins IAB Australia Digital Audience Measurement Tender
Monday, 13 Oct 2014 09:00am EDT 

Nielsen NV:Nielsen has been chosen by Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB Australia) as preferred supplier for digital measurement currency that is used for the planning, buying and reporting of digital audiences in Australia.Nielsen is currently the preferred supplier and this selection extends this existing relationship to 2018.The cornerstone of Nielsen's tender proposal is introduction of significantly enhanced digital audience measurement reporting which will be managed in partnership with IAB Australia and rolled out in stages over next three years.  Full Article

Simulmedia and Nielsen forge strategic alliance to develop measurement solution for unmeasured cable network TV audiences
Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 09:30am EDT 

Simulmedia and Nielsen NV:They have signed a development agreement to research long tail TV network measurement.This joint research will seek to capture the sizable audience activity that goes unmeasured today on niche cable networks to enable these networks to sell advertising based on reliable, qualified ratings systems.Agreement is the culmination of more than a year of joint research involving the Nielsen People Meter panel and Simulmedia's set-top box viewing data representing 50 million viewers.Together, the companies plan to create a first of its kind measurement solution for currently unmeasured cable network TV audiences.  Full Article

Nielsen NV reaffirms FY 2014 guidance - Conference call
Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 08:30am EDT 

Nielsen NV:Reiterates guidance for FY 2014.FY 2014 EPS of $2.51 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Nielsen NV declares quarterly dividend
Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 04:36pm EDT 

Nielsen NV:Declares a quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per share of common stock.Payable on Sept. 11 to stockholders of record on Aug. 28.  Full Article

Nielsen NV Opens for business in Bolivia and Paraguay
Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 05:08am EDT 

Nielsen NV:Says it will expand its coverage area to include two new countries Bolivia and Paraguay.This brings total number of Latin American countries covered by Nielsen to 19 and the total number of countries around the world to 106.  Full Article

ITWP acquires Harris Interactive Europe from Nielsen
Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 03:00am EDT 

Nielsen NV:ITWP Acquisitions Limited, parent company of Toluna,announces acquisition of Harris Interactive SAS in France, Harris Interactive AG in Germany and Harris Interactive UK (Harris Interactive Europe) from Nielsen.  Full Article

Nielsen NV prices $800 mln of 5.0 pct. senior notes due 2022
Monday, 23 Jun 2014 06:32pm EDT 

Nielsen NV:Says that its indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, Nielsen Finance LLC and Nielsen Finance Co., priced $800 million aggregate principal amount of 5.0 pct. senior notes due 2022 in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.The Notes will trade interchangeably with the $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00 pct. Senior Notes due 2022 issued by Nielsen Finance LLC and Nielsen Finance Co. on April 11, 2014.The Notes are anticipated to be issued on July 8, 2014 and will mature on April 15, 2022, unless earlier redeemed or repurchased.Nielsen intends to apply the net proceeds of this offering to redeem the outstanding 7.75 pct. Senior Notes due 2018 issued by Nielsen Finance LLC and Nielsen Finance Co. on Oct 12, 2010, to pay related fees and expenses, and for general corporate purposes.  Full Article

Nielsen NV announces $800 mln debt offering
Monday, 23 Jun 2014 07:54am EDT 

Nielsen NV:Nielsen Finance LLC and Nielsen Finance Co, subsidiary proposing to issue $800 mln aggregate principal amount of 5 pct senior notes due 2022.Notes will trade interchangeably with the $750 mln aggregate principal amount of 5 pct Senior Notes due 2022 issued by Nielsen Finance LLC and Nielsen Finance Co. on April 11, 2014.Net proceeds used to redeem outstanding 7.75 pct Senior Notes due 2018 issued by Nielsen Finance LLC and Nielsen Finance Co. on Oct. 12, 2010, to pay related fees and expenses, and for general corporate purposes.  Full Article

Nielsen NV announces pricing of secondary common stock offering
Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 12:48pm EDT 

Nielsen NV:Prices offering by Valcon Acquisition Holding of 20,000,000 shares of common stock at price per share to public of $47.20 pursuant to company's shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.In addition,Selling Shareholder has granted the underwriter of the offering an option to purchase an additional 3,000,000 shares.Shares sold by selling shareholder are attributable to affiliates of The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Hellman & Friedman and AlpInvest Partners.Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as underwriter for the offering.  Full Article

Nielsen NV announces secondary common stock offering
Monday, 2 Jun 2014 04:36pm EDT 

Nielsen NV:Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.à r.l. intends to offer for sale inn underwritten secondary offering 20,000,000 shares of common stock pursuant to Company's shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.In addition, the Selling Shareholder will grant the underwriter of the offering an option to purchase additional 3,000,000 shares.Shares to be sold by selling shareholder are attributable to affiliates of The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Hellman & Friedman and AlpInvest Partners.Goldman, Sachs & Co. will act as underwriter for offering.  Full Article

Exclusive: KKR names Sarnoff head of Americas media and telecoms team

NEW YORK - KKR & Co said on Thursday that Richard Sarnoff, a former senior executive at European media conglomerate Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA, would succeed Alexander Navab as head of its Americas media and telecommunications industry team.

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