Overview

The Carlyle/Riverstone Holdings team provides private equity capital for management buyouts, leveraged build ups, growth capital opportunities and strategic joint ventures in the energy and power industry.

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Carlyle/Riverstone Energy
Carlyle/Riverstone Energy II
Carlyle/Riverstone Energy III
Carlyle/Riverstone Renewable Energy I
Riverstone/Carlyle Energy IV
Riverstone/Carlyle Renewable Energy II

Riverstone Holdings was organized in May 2000 to invest in private equity opportunities in the energy and power sector. Partnering with The Carlyle Group, the firms have organized four funds, Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund I, L.P. in 2001 with $222 million of equity commitments, Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund II, L.P. in 2002 with $1.1 billion of equity commitments, Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund III, L.P. in 2005 with $3.8 billion of equity commitments, and Carlyle/Riverstone Renewable Energy Infrastructure Fund I, L.P. in 2005 with $685 million of equity commitments.

The energy team's approach to investing comprise the following principles:
 

  • Current energy and power deal flow healthy, driven by consolidation, financial stress and asset rationalization
  • New growth opportunities spawned by regulatory change and new technologies
  • Specific sectors under-exploited and highly fragmented
  • Attractive valuations despite strong macro/long-term fundamentals
  • Industry insiders with global network of relationships with potential sellers and buyers
  • Longstanding relationships with high-quality management teams
  • Distinctive combination of investment and industry professionals with highly successful track records
  • Partnering approach provides expertise and access to proprietary transactions