Sunday, 12 May 2013

Cleantech Overview II of II

by Penny Lin, Associate at Amoo, and Saurabh Saxena, Senior Associate (edited by Godman Usman, Analyst)

VC View
Venture Capital and Private Equity investments (excluding buyouts) in the UK clean energy sector totalled $623 million in 2011, a 3% increase on the $605 million recorded in 2010. Despite this modest increase, the number of deals completed actually fell 28% year-on-year to 60. This trend continued in the beginning of 2012 – 12 deals totalling $229 million were executed in Q1:2012, compared with a quarterly average of 15 completed deals totalling $155 million recorded in 2011. (Source: http://www.cleanenergypipeline.com/download/UnitedKingdomGreenInvestmentGuide2012.pdf ). This not only reflects the maturing of the sector, but also a shift in investor appetite away from early-stage, unproven technology companies to less risky late-stage businesses. Read on.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Cleantech Overview I of II

by Penny Lin, Associate at Amoo, and Saurabh Saxena, Senior Associate, (edited by Godman Usman, Analyst)

As the global stage increasingly reacts to climate change and environmental concerns, many priorities in the clean tech market are rapidly shifting. With the US economy stabilising, stringent emissions limits looming in the EU, and the newly aggressive role from clean energy, utilities, plus investments into emerging Asia (particularly in China), there is a sense of facing the inevitable and rethinking how to do business in a greener way.