Private Equity's Role In Shale Field Transactions

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT) -- Transactional activity in U.S. shale plays has seen renewed and increasing activity over the past couple of years as the economy has started to recover and the price of oil has hovered around $100 per barrel. While the major and multinational exploration and production companies continue to pour capital into acquisitions and joint ventures, recent transactions by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Blackstone and other private equity investors demonstrate that opportunities exist for private equity to participate in shale plays outside the midstream investments on...
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