Nielsen seeks to raise $1.75 billion in IPO

Former owner of THR owned by private equity groups

NEW YORK -- Media measurement firm Nielsen has filed a registration for an initial public offering of up to $1.75 billion.

The filing with the SEC didn't immediately mention a possible share price range.

Since 2006, Nielsen, the former owner of The Hollywood Reporter, has been owned by private equity groups.

An IPO like this would test investor appetite for big companies and for players in the media and measurement space.