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Survey: Private-Equity Executives Favor Energy Investments

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June 12, 2014

Bloomberg said June 10 that one-third of private-equity dealmakers said oil and gas present the best investment opportunity for the next 12 months, and that a majority said the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index will decline in the next six months, according to a survey.

The survey, conducted by the Private-Equity Growth Capital Council (Pegcc), showed 34% of buyout executives favoring energy over investment areas such as health care, consumer goods and financial companies. Of the 119 investors, 52% said the S&P 500 index of large U.S. companies will ...

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