Private equity fund managers to increase exposure to energy sector over next five years

Post-pandemic demand surge outstrips supply

Pedro Gonçalves
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The research highlights GP appetite for renewable energy
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The research highlights GP appetite for renewable energy

Private equity fund managers are gearing up to tap into the energy sector over the coming five years as they seek to capitalise on the post-pandemic rebound in global demand for power and government-backed stimulus programmes.

93% of PE investors said they planned to make at least one investment in an energy-related assets by 2026, according to Recovery to Rediscovery: Capitalising on a Changed Private Equity Landscape, a study commissioned by Auxadi. Of these, over half (51%) stated they were "extremely likely" to invest in energy. Governments' clean energy push to benefit private sector The research highlights general partner (GP) appetite for  renewable energy, with 89% of investors describing the outlook as positive, of which a third (33%) say it is "very positive". Almost two-thirds (62%) of investors ...

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