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  • ArcLight Capital Partners LLC
  • Petershill II, LP (Goldman Sachs Group Inc.) & Wafra investment Advisory Group
  • Real Estate Managers / Other
  • January 13, 2017
  • $9.6 Billion

Seller Details

ArcLight is a leading private equity firm focused on energy infrastructure investing.  Founded in 2001, ArcLight helped pioneer an asset-based private equity approach to investing in the dynamic energy sector and has invested approximately $17 billion in 101 transactions since inception.  Headquartered in Boston, ArcLight's 29-person investment team employs a hands-on value creation strategy that utilizes its in-house technical, operational and commercial specialists as well as a 400-person asset management affiliate.

Buyer Details

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.  Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

Petershill Fund Offshore LP is an alternative capital vehicle launched and managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management International Ltd.  Petershill Fund Offshore LP is domiciled in United Kingdom.

Founded in 1985, Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc. (“WIAG”), beneficially owned by the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (“PIFSS”), and its affiliate, Wafra Capital Partners Inc. (“WCP”) are registered investment advisory firms.  WIAG, together with its affiliates (jointly “Wafra”) offer an extensive range of investment services including portfolio securities, direct equity, real estate and structured products.  Wafra also manages several fund of funds and alternative investment products, and provides other various investment services.  Currently, Wafra oversees over $15 billion of committed capital and assets under management and has a staff of over 100 people, including over 60 senior and other investment professionals.  Wafra’s principal office is located in New York with an associated office in Kuwait.
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