Reuters news service has reported that Dun & Bradstreet and private equity company Carlyle Group are possible bidders to purchase direct marketing holding company InfoGroup.    Also named as a possible bidder by the news service was interactive marketing services company Acxiom Corp., but Acxiom issued a statement denying it was interested in acquiring InfoGroup.   Both D&B and Carlyle Group declined comments.

Last week the Omaha World-Herald reported that InfoGroup was on the block and that at least 33 potential bidders had signed confidentiality agreements to gain access to financial information to prepare offers.  Late last year the company hired financial adviser Evercore Partners to help determine future plans.  Source:  B2B  / Reuters

BIIA Newsletter November – December 2009 Issue