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WSJ PRO: PE FIRMS HEAD FOR THE EXITS IN OIL-FIELD SERVICES

February 2, 2018 / by NEPC

WSJ Pro article "PE Firms Head for the Exits in Oil-Field Services" includes comments from NEPC's Matt Ritter, Research Consultant.

Private-equity firms again are rushing to take advantage of public investors’ renewed appetite for oil-field services companies, even though those firms have been much slower to buy back into the sector. 

“Energy private-equity firms don’t seem to be very bullish on the oil-field services sector,” said Matthew Ritter, a research consultant at investment consulting firm NEPC. There are signs, however, that firms are warming up to the sector again. Quantum Energy Partners, one of the largest private-equity players in the U.S. energy industry, this month backed an oil-field services company for the first time since mid-2013. If the U.S. energy
industry keeps its momentum, more private-equity firms may feel inclined to increase their bets in the services sector. Read more here.

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Topics: Private Equity, Research, Press Coverage

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