1. Consortium Including Elliott in Talks to Buy Nielsen for $15B

    Consortium Including Elliott in Talks to Buy Nielsen for $15B

    (Reuters) - A consortium of private-equity firms including Elliott Management is in talks to buy TV ratings company Nielsen Holdings for about $15 billion including debt, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Shares of Nielsen surged more than 35% on the news. Financing discussions with a number of banks are progressing and a takeover deal could be completed within weeks, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter...

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