The Federal Trade Commission viewed the firm s overlapping interests in the energy sector as a threat. This may just be the start. The buyout industry boom has created behemoths with potential for market abuse. That s the read from last week s Carlyle crackdown.
Oil & Gas
Gas Natural, which made a hostile bid for its larger Spanish rival, will find it hard to compete with a German cash bid that is 30% higher. Although it probably won't give up without a fight, it may need new allies to stay in the game. The Spanish government won't like this German invasion. But it will be hard to block it.