The energy sector is a key target for private equity (PE) , which has proved a major source of investment since the economic downturn. Almost half of executives expect to invest in energy during the next year, with a particular interest in oil and gas assets. North America remains a key region, although other geographies are expected to benefit from private investment. East and West Africa, and Latin America have befitted as the emerging markets have developed, and unconventional exploration is boosting opportunities in Europe and Asia.
FW spoke to Stefanie Fleischmann at Beowulf Energy LLC, Andy Brogan at EY and Douglas Nordlinger at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP about opportunities for PE presented by the energy sector.
TalkingPoint: Private equity in the energy sector