Survey: Private equity sees opportunities in infrastructure, energy

05/28/2009 | GlobeSt.com

While private-equity investors see the energy sector as the top choice for when the market rebounds, they consider infrastructure to be the next "meaningful" opportunity, a survey by KPMG found. "While infrastructure may not offer the historic [private-equity] returns of 25% to 30%, a 15% rate of return on an infrastructure project may appear more acceptable when viewed against the significantly lower returns that have become typical in today's market," said Shawn Hessing, managing partner of KPMG's private-equity group in the U.S.

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