Roskill acquired by Wood Mackenzie consultancy

Metals sector analysis and research firm now part of wider commodities information consultancy.

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June 21, 2021

London-based metal commodities information services firm Roskill has been acquired by Edinburgh, United Kingdom-based Wood Mackenzie, a research and consulting firm with its roots in the energy sector.

“Combining Roskill’s capabilities with Wood Mackenzie reinforces our ability to provide comprehensive, integrated analysis across the energy, and metals and mining value chain,” comments Neal Anderson, president of Wood Mackenzie. “Roskill adds market-leading analysis, data, and insight on battery raw materials metals, which are an integral component of the energy transition.”

“By combining the critical materials intelligence that you know and trust from Roskill with Wood Mackenzie’s extensive coverage of metals and mining, energy and natural resources, we will be able to offer you a greater breadth and depth of market-leading analysis, data, and insight,” Roskill Managing Director Alison Saxby writes to Roskill customers.

Wood Mackenzie, a part of New Jersey-based Verisk, also has announced that Valerie Purvis will be assuming the role of global head of metals and mining at Wood Mackenzie and Roskill. She will continue to serve as global head of the chemicals business as well.

Commenting on the addition of Roskill, Purvis says, “Green growth stimulus packages and commitments to net carbon neutrality by many of the major economies and major companies are increasing the pace of the energy transition, with metals and materials being a critical enabler. Integrated, in-depth analysis of the value chain for these metals and materials is crucial to understanding the transition. I’d like to welcome the Roskill team as we add to the depth and breadth of the analysis, data and insight we provide for our customers as they evolve.”