29 Jan '13, 6pm

The Biggest Wind Energy Deals Of 2012

The Biggest Wind Energy Deals Of 2012

Fueled by policy uncertainty, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the wind energy sector spiked in 2012, while venture-capital (VC) funding decreased slightly, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group . There were 35 company acquisitions in the wind energy sector in 2012 - more than double the 17 acquisitions seen in 2011. The acquired companies included 12 downstream companies, seven manufacturers, eight wind component companies, six service providers and two balance-of-system (BOS) companies. The eight wind component company acquisitions included the following: Valmont’s acquisition of wind tower manufacturer Katana Summit; Trinity’s acquisition of wind tower manufacturer DMI Industries; SSE’s acquisition of an additional 40.05% stake in Wind Towers, which brought SSE’s total interest in the company to 80.1%; Titan Wind’s acquisition of Vestas’ Danish tower fact...

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