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How will falling oil prices affect PE energy fundraising?

Falling oil prices have ignited much discussion as to energy futures as of late. Here at PitchBook, our thoughts turn to how that may affect oil & gas PE fundraising. Perhaps lower commodity prices will lead to abundant discounts from sellers, resulting in optimistic fundraising; on the other hand, investors may be wary of committing to funds reliant on oil prices. For some context, let’s take a brief look back at energy fundraising in 2014, with the three biggest oil & gas funds to close this year.

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