VNU Buyout Drama Nearing End?

We can only hope … the WSJ reports shareholder revolt leader Knight Vinke Asset Management LLC will agree to the sale of VNU to a PE consortium for &9.82 billion even though CIO Eric Knight still thinks the sale leaves money on the table. The shares will be tendered by a Friday deadline. Knight holds 1.2 percent of VNU and fought hard to stop the sale — following a more successful to halt VNU’s acquisition of IMS Health Inc. He says he’ll see a 30 percent return on his VNU investment but doesn’t this shareholders were well served by the VNU board.

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