NEW YORK, Jan 27- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, is raising its first energy-focused credit fund, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest sign that private equity firms are seeing investment opportunities among distressed energy assets. GSO Capital Partners LP, Blackstone's credit investment arm, has...» Read More
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