Private Equity Flows To Oil And Gas As Prices Stay Low

Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 12:36 PM EDT) -- Alan Burke

Kenneth Barry

Richard Jones Over the past 24 months, the low oil price environment has led to increased interest in the hydrocarbon sector from private equity (PE) investors. However, this has not translated into the anticipated avalanche of PE investments in comparison to the 24-month period preceding the drop in oil prices, which many analysts had initially predicted. 

That said, there has been a notable increase in PE deals in the upstream sector, including a number of headline-grabbing deals. This would indicate that private equity firms, known for finding creative solutions for investment challenges, are still finding ways to get the most attractive deals done....

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