US Liquefaction Sponsors Continue To Enlist Private Equity Investment

13 October 2017:

Most liquefaction schemes are delayed by market conditions, but North American and particularly US liquefaction project sponsors continue to turn to private equity to help bankroll early stage development.

Some projects have already received investment from private equity players, while others are competing to attract it or looking for additional financing as they burn through cash they raised earlier. It is likely that more of them, although probably not all the current slate of liquefaction projects, will manage to secure this type of funding as investors hunt for yield in the currently low interest rate environment. Investors have an eye on overall growth in LNG demand, even though projects across the globe have recently been stalled as they struggle to attract customers.

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