Shale Game Has PE Rushing To Boost Know-How

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 5:48 PM EST) -- Shale deposits, with their promise of lucrative natural gas reserves, have proven to be the next hot investment for private equity, and firms are playing catch-up in developing the expertise needed to land the best deals.

Several private equity firms are striking partnerships and consulting arrangements in the energy sector to gain needed know-how in such areas as land-use law, reservoir management, safety and environmental compliance.

“You need to be able to evaluate all of these circumstances to determine whether or not, as a private equity...
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