The Coming Wave Of Energy LBOs

O'Leary, Christopher
January 2004
Investment Dealers' Digest;1/5/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p7
Trade Publication
Reports on bankers' prediction that 2004 will be a year of major consolidation in all areas of the energy market, and for smaller deregulated utilities in particular. Recovery of the energy market from the post-Enron Corp. turmoil; Demise of ailing companies; Keenness of investors about opportunities; Private equity firms in search of leveraged buyouts.


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