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AC/DG: The powerful appeal of getting off the grid

Distributed generation is becoming more feasible, raising the specter of a "death spiral" for utilities. Continue reading

Three oil services companies looking to take advantage of the maelstrom

The swoon in prices has sent oilfield equipment and services providers reeling, but Superior Energy, Oceaneering International and Forum Energy could make a killing. Continue reading

Distressed investors, restructuring advisers flock to oil patch

At the Davis Polk Energy Industry Opportunities Conference, lawyers, advisers, investors and energy industry executives debated the best opportunities for distressed investors in the energy space. Continue reading

As Russian M&A stalls, companies founder on sanctions and oil prices

With in-bound dealmaking at a 10-year low, the door to foreign debt and capital will remain locked until the crisis in Ukraine is resolved. Continue reading

Oil and gas producers gather to 'keep calm and frack on' despite lower oil prices

Conversations at an industry conference are dominated by talk of winners and losers, efficiency over growth and, of course, deals. Bankers in attendance suggested conditions could improve next quarter. Continue reading

Activist Investing: Impact on M&A

Armed with more than $100 billion in capital and a tenacity to match, activist money managers have become an investment juggernaut. Continue reading

Exelon reaches tentative deal with Delaware staff

The focus now shifts to D.C., Maryland utility regulators. Continue reading

Sol-Wind Renewable Power postpones IPO

One issue may have been that competition for assets has heated up since NRG Energy had a very successful public offering for its yieldco vehicle in 2013. Continue reading

From one CEO to another: Activism with a lighter touch

Two Wall Street veterans recruit a team of corporate chieftains at Hudson Executive Capital. The firm won't engage in proxy fights; instead, it will take a collaborative approach to strategic dealmaking. Continue reading

Nine oil refiners beating the odds and what could sink them

Low oil prices haven't been a disaster for the entire industry, with downstream companies actually benefiting. But labor unrest has become a threat and if the strikes at 11 facilities drag on, even some of these winners will finally stumble. Continue reading

Investment funds stay plugged in to utilities, driving acquisitions

The prevailing view among vendors and targets is that valuations are unlikely to get improve any time soon, so the time to sell or divest is now. The result: a perfect recipe for dealmaking. Continue reading

14 oil companies that should start looking for merger partners

Jones Energy, Approach Resources and Penn Virginia are among those slammed by low prices. By joining forces, two oil and gas explorers could cut duplicative functions, capture economies of scale, increase buying power and build stronger balance sheets. Continue reading

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Claire Poole

Senior Writer: Energy

Private equity firms face difficulty in energy investing due to declining commodity prices, fierce competition

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