Nielsen Says Buyout Group Has Reached Deal With Largest Shareholder



Nielsen Holdings largest shareholder has reached a tentative agreement to support the $10 billion buyout of the TV ratings company by a consortium of private-equity firms, the company said.

Nielsen said Tuesday it is postponing its shareholder vote on the buyout deal as the consortium, which is led by Elliott Management Corp.’s private-equity arm and Brookfield Asset Management seek to complete the agreement with WindAcre Partnership LLC, which had previously opposed the deal.

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