The Temperature Rises

Wine, Elizabeth
January 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;1/31/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p24
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the private equity firms which have moved into energy sector to arbitrage the low cost of capital and high commodity prices. Commanding larger sums of money from private equity investors are power generation plants owned by utilities. The most widespread investments have been in master limited partnerships (MLPs) which have a market capitalization of about $50 billion. The popularity of MLPs has kept investment bankers busy creating new ones, as well as offering new equity for existing MLPs. If private equity firms are tapped out, MLPs can now turn to retail investors.


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