Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE:NLSN), (the “Company”) announced that Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.à r.l. (the “Selling Shareholder”) intends to offer for sale in an underwritten offering 30,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In addition, the Selling Shareholder will grant the underwriters of the offering an option to purchase an additional 4,500,000 shares. The shares to be sold by the Selling Shareholder are attributable to affiliates of TheBlackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Thomas H. Lee Partners,Hellman & Friedman, AlpInvest Partners and Centerview Capital. The last reported sale price of the Company’s common stock on March 4th, 2014 was $46.96 per share.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will act as underwriters for the offering.

Source:  Nielsen Press Release