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Wood Group To Slash Roughly 200 Jobs In Cost-Cutting

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London-based oil engineering firm Wood Group is set to cut hundreds of jobs as part of a new cost-efficiency initiative. 

The move comes nearly a year after failed takeover discussions with Apollo Global Management. 

The job reductions, expected to be announced with the company's full-year results next week, will primarily impact white-collar positions across its global operations

Although the cuts represent a small fraction of Wood Group's 36,000 employees, around 200 roles would be eliminated. 

The majority of Wood Group's UK-based employees are located in Aberdeen, out of a total of 6,500 in the country. 

The company has confirmed that CEO Ken Gilmartin has no plans to relocate to the US.

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Wood Group maintains a major presence in the US and several senior executives are permanently based there. 

Following Apollo's withdrawal from a £2.2bn takeover bid, Wood Group's shares have dropped by a quarter over the past year, reducing its market valuation to just over £1 billion. 

The shares now stand roughly one-third below Apollo's final offer of 240p per share. 

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