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Blackstone Gains $5 Billion on Cheniere LNG Stake

  • Deal values stake of Cheniere Energy Partners at $7 Billion
  • Energy-focused private equity fund bought LNG stake in 2012
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Blackstone Group Inc. will see a $5 billion gain from selling a stake in the largest liquefied natural gas export terminal in the U.S.

The firm’s private equity business is unloading its stake of just over 40% of Cheniere Energy Partners LP to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and its own affiliated infrastructure group, according to a filing Monday.