Carlyle Group’s potential acquisition of Energy Capital Partners, a buyout shop focused on...

|By:, SA News Editor

Carlyle Group’s potential acquisition of Energy Capital Partners, a buyout shop focused on investments in power plants and gas pipelines, underscores the drive by the firm to gather more assets and broaden its product line as it gears up for an IPO. Carlyle would join rivals Blackstone (BX), KKR and Apollo (APO) as publicly traded private equity firms.