COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 Goldman Sachs'
private equity unit is close to buying a stake in Denmark's oil
and gas group DONG Energy, Danish business daily
Borsen reported on Friday.
According to the newspaper, which cited anonymous sources,
Goldman Sachs Capital Partners will join forces with Danish
pension funds ATP and PFA to buy around 20 percent of DONG
Energy at a price of around 8 billion Danish crowns ($1.45
Morgan Stanley and Nordea are advisers for
DONG Energy in the deal that could be closed as early as next
week, the newspaper said.
DONG Energy, Goldman Sachs, ATP and PFA declined to comment
on the report.
The Danish state owns 81 percent of DONG Energy, and the
rest of the company is owned by Danish regional public energy