Primark Studies Sale, Other Options; Retains Alex. Brown


BOSTON--Further muddying the already-murky corporate waters of the global market data business, Primark announced last week that it is exploring the possibility of a sale. The news followed its agreement last Monday to spin off its TASC unit to US government contractor Litton Industries.

Joseph Kasputys, CEO and president of Primark, which owns Datastream/ICV, Baseline, I/B/E/S and other market data properties, says that the company is considering a full range of strategic options, but acknow

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