Oil And Gas — Seeking The Hand Of Private Equity

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 3:28 PM EST) -- The availability of energy sources, whether conventional or unconventional, and the need for infrastructure, have created unprecedented demand for capital in the upstream and midstream/downstream oil and gas industry, opening the door for investment by private equity funds. Joint ventures are a hot trend for private equity investors seeking to enter the oil and gas sector and add significant value to their portfolios.

These deals are being structured in several ways. The joint venture may be formed by a midstream oil and gas operator financially backed...
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