UK LBO on the cards as Charterhouse seeks Wood Mackenzie

Charterhouse is in exclusive talks about a £550m secondary buyout of Wood Mackenzie, the UK energy research company, from Candover. Wood Mackenzie’s existing banks, which include Bank of Ireland, Barclays Capital and Lloyds Banking Group, are expected to be asked to roll over their existing commitments, although new lenders would also be sought. The acquisition, which will reportedly have a 50% equity cheque, would mark the UK’s biggest buy-out of 2009. Read more on Friday about Charterhouse’s prospects of raising debt.

  • 10 Jun 2009

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