TV scores large Nielsen is to be acquired by personal fairness consortium Evergreen Coast Capital Company and Brookfield Enterprise Companions in a deal valued at round $16BN.
The Nielsen Board of Administrators voted unanimously to help the acquisition proposal, which represents a ten% premium over the Consortium’s earlier proposal and a 60% premium over Nielsen’s unaffected inventory value.
The Board stated it reached the willpower following a complete assessment of the proposal, with the help of unbiased monetary and authorized advisors.
“After a radical evaluation, the Board decided that this transaction represents a lovely final result for our shareholders by offering a money takeout at a considerable premium, whereas supporting Nielsen’s dedication to our shoppers, staff and stakeholders,” stated James A. Attwood, who chairs the board.
On behalf of Evergreen and proprietor Elliott Funding Administration, Managing Accomplice Jesse Cohn and Senior Portfolio Supervisor Marc Steinberg stated: “Having first invested in Nielsen practically 4 years in the past, we’ve a novel appreciation for the Firm’s ongoing relevance to the worldwide, digital-first media ecosystem. Immediately’s final result represents a major win for Nielsen’s shareholders and for the enterprise itself.”
The transaction remains to be topic to approval by Nielsen’s shareholders.
Nielsen was based nearly 100 years in the past by Arthur C Nielsen Senior and has since grown into the most important TV scores participant, buying and merging with a variety of firms alongside the best way.