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A.C. Nielsen, IMS will be spun off into separate corporate groups under D&B break-up plan.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

A.C. NIELSEN AND IMS WILL BE SPUN OFF IN DIFFERENT CORPORATIONS under a break-up plan announced Jan. 9 by parent company Dun & Bradstreet, which will result in the business information conglomerate splitting into three companies. Under the plan, D&B will be divided into three separate public companies: A.C. Nielsen; Cognizant Corp., which will include IMS International; and Dun & Bradstreet Corp. The break-up is expected to be complete by the end of 1996.





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