4 Things PE Firms Should Know Before An Energy Buy

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT) -- High-profile misfires such as the $45 billion buyout of Texas utility TXU Corp. by KKR & Co., TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in 2007 haven’t slowed the flow of private equity dollars into the energy sector, but they highlight the challenges of making investments in such a volatile industry pay off, attorneys say.

“If anything, what’s become more [clear] of private equity in the energy space is that the value-creation side has become more important — understanding the regulatory environment and management needs, and...
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