VNU confirmed that the global media group is considering a takeover bid worth as much as $8.9 billion from a group of private equity firms including AlpInvest Partners, Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Hellman & Friedman, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Thomas H. Lee Partners. ... As Ricardo Chester joins JWT
Brazil, Sao Paulo, as chief creative officer, his predecessor Atila Francucci is about to open his own ad agency in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Chester was previously a creative director at DM9 DDB
, Sao Paulo.