Wood Mackenzie Valued At $1.7B In Hellman & Friedman Deal

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT) -- San Francisco-based private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC will snap up a majority stake in energy analysis firm Wood Mackenzie in a deal that values the consultancy at £1.1 billion ($1.72 billion), roughly doubling fellow investment group Charterhouse Capital Partners' 2009 buy-in, Wood Mackenzie said Tuesday.

Under the agreement, Hellman & Friedman will hold a 63 percent interest the Scottish stock advice outfit, leaving a 13 percent stake for Charterhouse and the remaining share for Wood Mackenzie management and staff. The new investment will help...
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