LONDON Feb 28 Asset manager Carlyle has
hired high-profile energy deal expert Robert Maguire to help
manage its foray into the international energy market, the group
said on Friday.
Robert Maguire is leaving advisory firm Perella Weinberg to
become Managing Director of Carlyle International Energy
Partners fund (CIEP), part of the group's $28 billion global
Last year Carlyle hired oil entrepreneur and Petroplus
founder Marcel van Poecke to head the CIEP team and has already
made two acquisitions: oil and gas platform Varo Energy and
exploration firm Discover.
A source close to the matter said that Carlyle is currently
raising money for a $2 billion energy fund for projects outside
of the United States.
Maguire is known for his work on large energy deals such as
BP's acquisition of Arco, Shell's purchase of Enterprise and the
privatizations of companies like Gazprom during his tenure at
Many diversified private equity firms have expanded into
energy. In 2012 KKR raised a $1.25 billion natural resources
fund, while Blackstone Group LP raised just over $2.5 billion
for an energy-focused private equity fund.
Maguire will be based in London.