Vinson Guides Carlyle's Purchase Of Goldman Energy Unit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT) -- Carlyle Group’s infrastructure fund will pick up power plant developer Cogentrix Energy LLC from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the private equity firm said Friday, a move to crack deeper into the energy sector outside an erstwhile joint venture targeting the industry.

The firms did not disclose financial details of the sale, which covers Charlotte, N.C.-based Cogentrix’s North American power-generation assets, though Carlyle’s $1.14 billion infrastructure fund typically tops out its investments at $150 million. Carlyle said it expected to button up the transaction during the fourth...
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