The firm wants to tap the debt markets to refinance Wood Mackenzie and pay itself a dividend, said Dow Jones.
Hellman bought Wood Mackenzie from UK firm Charterhouse in July last year in a deal that valued the business at £1.1bn.
This is the ninth such deal of 2013, according to research firm Dealogic.
In May Standard & Poor’s noted that the amount of debt-funded dividends that had been paid out to date had exceeded that for the whole 2012.
S&P attributed the surge in dividend recapitalisation to the strong credit markets and the tough exit environment.
Recent divident recapitalisations included the refinancing coffee and sandwich chain Pret A Manger, which is backed by private equity firm Bridgepoint.
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