Nielsen Gunning for January IPO

Nielsen, the media company that made an initial public offering (IPO) filing last June, is gunning for a January offering, according to people familiar with matter.

A road show (a presentation by an issuer of securities to potential buyers) may start as early as the week of the 10th of January, according to these people, with pricing that could come a couple weeks later.

This follows a long waiting period not just for them, but also for Toys"R"Us and hospital giant HCA holdings, which filed around the same time.

All would like to tap the public markets in the new year, according to people familiar with the matter.