VNU NV (extinct)

VNU NV (extinct)

VNU NV (extinct)

Overview
Date Founded

1964

Headquarters

Ceylonpoort 5-25,Haarlem, Noord-Holland 2037 AA

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Internet Software & Services
News & Digital Content

Company Description

VNU NV provides publishing and information services. It is a market research company and measures retail sales of consumer-packaged goods, and study consumer attitudes and behavior and also measure audiences for television, motion pictures, radio, print, the Internet, and other major media. The company tracks the sale of CDs, videos, DVDs and books, and monitor where and how advertising money is spent. It delivers news and vital information through trade publications, trade shows and websites. VNU’s headquarters are located in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

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Recent Transactions
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Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) SARL, The Nielsen Co. BV purchase Nielsen BuzzMetrics, Inc. from River Cities Capital Funds

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Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Hellman & Friedman LLC, AlpInvest Partners BV, VNU NV /Private Equity Group, The Blackstone Group LP, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase VNU NV

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VNU NV purchases Radio & Records, Inc.

Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onVNU NV purchases Nielsen Media Research, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onVNU NV purchases Nielsen Media Research, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onVNU NV purchases Nielsen Media Research, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onThomas H. Lee Partners LP, The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Hellman & Friedman LLC, AlpInvest Partners BV, VNU NV /Private Equity Group, The Blackstone Group LP, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase VNU NV

Legal Advisor

Advised onThomas H. Lee Partners LP, The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Hellman & Friedman LLC, AlpInvest Partners BV, VNU NV /Private Equity Group, The Blackstone Group LP, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase VNU NV

Counsel

Advised onThomas H. Lee Partners LP, The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Hellman & Friedman LLC, AlpInvest Partners BV, VNU NV /Private Equity Group, The Blackstone Group LP, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase VNU NV

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Senior Managing Director at Evercore, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Investments
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Puzzler Media Limited is probably best-known for its comprehensive range of puzzle titles. One of its magazines, Puzzler, has become a household name. The company is synonymous with puzzles of the highest quality.The firms publishes a comprehensive range of magazines and, with more than sixty per cent of the total puzzle market, have the leading titles in almost every sector. It also has a successful magazine business in Australia.Puzzler Media's interests span books, games and CDs. The firm produce interactive puzzles for various digital platforms including mobile phones, TV and, of course, the internet.In addition, Puzzler Media supplies bespoke puzzles to many national and regional newspapers, and to a large number of consumer magazines. These are crafted to fit the tone and house style of each publication.In total, it deliver almost a quarter of a million puzzles to the market, every year. Among the most popular are crosswords, wordsearches, kriss krosses, code-crackers and arrowords, but there are also plenty of specialist puzzles for enthusiasts, and they are always on the lookout for new.

Investors
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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at News Communications. Inc.

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