Topics: Private Equity

KKR Deal Offers Lessons in Risky Lending

KKR Deal Offers Lessons in Risky Lending

  Private equity investments always come with a risk, but some deals, and indeed industries, are far more risky than others. KKR’s last year investment in an energy sector company, Preferred Sands, started out as a win-win deal, but it has now turned sour for the private equity firm.   The Deal   Last year, KKR bought Preferred Sands in [...]

Private Equity Firms Scouting North Sea Oil and Gas Assets

Private Equity Firms Scouting North Sea Oil and Gas ...

A number of companies consider the North Sea oil and gas industry to be a risky industry, with many companies trying to get rid off their current assets in the field. But for many private equity firms, North Sea is currently providing attractive investment opportunities. The recent changes in UK’s legislation could even further boost interest in the sector.   [...]

KKR the Latest Private Equity Firm to Suffer from the Oil Slump

KKR the Latest Private Equity Firm to Suffer from ...

Private equity firms are releasing their final quarter results and it seems none of the big firms have been able to escape the slump in oil prices. KKR announced it’s final quarter results on Tuesday, showing over 90% drop in its profits.   KKR’s Performance The newspapers all reported on the private equity firm’s performance during the fourth quarter of [...]

Private Equity Firm Apollo’s Profits Plunge Because of Oil

Private Equity Firm Apollo’s Profits Plunge ...

The drop in oil prices has caused problems for the energy sector and the private equity industry’s next oil victim was announced on Thursday, as Apollo Global Management released its profit results. The firm’s profit recorded a sharply lower profit in the final three months of 2014. Despite the news, the industry is not about to give up on the [...]

Global Oil Price Drop Hurts Private Equity Funds

Global Oil Price Drop Hurts Private Equity Funds

The recent surge in oil prices has been welcomed by many industries, but private equity firms are finding the news somewhat mixed. The latest data from the biggest firms shows that some firms are seeing their combined earnings drop by a staggering 58% from just a year ago.   According to a Bloomberg article, published on Tuesday afternoon, the analysts [...]

PE Firm Offers Discount on Renewables Fund to Drive Investment

PE Firm Offers Discount on Renewables Fund to Drive ...

One of the most notable trends across private equity (PE) in recent years has been the lack of interest shown in cleantech and renewable energy sources. In fact, many investors and PE funds have been seeking the quickest ways to exit any investments they were holding.   However, a number of PE houses are still putting funds towards this sector, [...]