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Blackstone weighs Cheniere Energy Partners stake sale: Bloomberg

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(Reuters) - Blackstone Group Inc <BX.N> is considering selling its stake in LNG producer Cheniere Energy Inc's <LNG.A> limited partnership seven years after investing about $1.5 billion, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The private equity firm is marketing its stake in Cheniere Energy Partners LP <CQP.A> to a small number of infrastructure, pension and sovereign wealth funds, according to the report. (https://bloom.bg/2LCbNok)

Blackstone held about 201 million shares, or about 58%, of Cheniere Energy Partners as of March 31, according to Refinitiv Eikon data.

Based on Friday's close, the stake would be worth about $8.7 billion.

Shares of Cheniere Energy Partners were up about 1.6% in afternoon trading.

Blackstone declined to comment, while Cheniere Energy Partners LP did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.


(Reporting by Shanti S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)