Wood Mackenzie

This Edinburgh firm provides research, analysis and forecasts to the oil, gas, mining petrochemicals industries. It has 26 offices in 19 countries. Chief executive Stephen Halliday, 50, led a buyout in 2012 backed by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, valuing the group at £1.1bn. After research closed it reported sales increased to £212.8m and profit to £95.6m.

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Company details
CompanyWood Mackenzie
ActivityEnergy research consultancy
Sales £m190.8
Operating profit £m79.5
Main shareholdersHellman & Friedman (63%), Charterhouse (13%), management & staff (24%)

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