The volume and number of private equity deals in the energy sector has risen steadily since 2008 and will continue to expand in the next three to five years, according to a recent study from PwC.
During the last 10 years, private equity has made a series of investments across the entire chain of the industry, including midstream, oilfield services, downstream and upstream. Since 2008, the number of private equity deals has risen from 11 in 2008 to about 35 in 2012. The value of those deals has also increased from less than $5 billion in 2008 to more than $32 billion in 2012.
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