Private Equity And Energy Infrastructure: Part 1

Law360, New York (May 31, 2017, 3:17 PM EDT) -- Energy infrastructure funds have emerged as a class of funds that offer investors the potential for long-term stable returns, as well as downside protection through the asset class’s inflation-hedging characteristics. An energy infrastructure fund’s value drivers are different from the conventional buyout-focused fund, and this has led some energy infrastructure fund sponsors to seek flexibility around conventional fund covenants relating to concentration risk and the fund’s term that can impact investments in unexpected ways.

This two-part article provides a brief introduction to energy infrastructure funds, and uses examples to illustrate how conventional private equity fund limitations can impact an energy infrastructure...

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