Nielsen Holdings NV, the television audience ratings company owned by Blackstone Group LP, Carlyle Group, KKR & Co. and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, raised $1.6 billion in the biggest private equity-led U.S. initial public offering since 2006.
On Thursday, during CNBC’s The Strategy Session, the financial news network reported that Nielsen Holdings, the global TV rating and consumer measurement company, is looking to go public as early as January. The company back in June filed with the SEC for an initial public offering of up to $1.75 billion of its common stock.
Online video site Hulu LLC has taken off the table the idea of going public, at least for now, and may consider other financing options, people familiar with the matter said. Hulu also is mulling new subscription plans that could broaden its pay-video offerings beyond the recently introduced Hulu Plus.