Information Vendor Neustar Sold to Private Investors at $2.9 Billion Value

Neustar leveraged a business in telephone number management to become a major identity and marketing data provider. The company announced it will be acquired by a private investment group for $33.50 per share in cash, a value of approximately $2.9 billion. Private equity has recently been the buyer of choice for marketing technology firms, as public markets reduce their valuations and strategic buyers seem to be satisfied with their current holdings.