This Edinburgh-headquartered company provides research, analysis and forecasts to the oil, gas and mining industries and recently expanded into the petrochemicals sector. With 26 offices in 19 countries, Wood Mackenzie provides data to more than 900 companies, generating overseas turnover of £164.4m in 2012. Chief executive Stephen Halliday, 49, led a buyout in 2012 backed by private-equity firm Hellman & Friedman, valuing the group at £1.1bn.
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