15 Jul '11, 7pm

2Q 2011 Global Cleantech Venture Investment Down 33 Percent from Previous Quarter but Exits Remain Strong in IPO and...

Both the IPO and M&A market remained robust in 2Q11. On the IPO side, China and biofuels continued to trend upward. Six of the 11 IPOs in 2Q11 came out of China, with the $800 million IPO for Huaneng Renewable Energy leading the pack. The IPOs of Solazyme and KiOR provide continued proof of institutional investors’ appetites for biofuels and biomaterials. M&A activity was also notable this quarter with two major acquisitions. French energy giant Total acquired a 60 percent stake in solar leader SunPower for $1.37 billion and Toshiba acquired meter company Landis+Gyr for $2.3 billion

Full article: http://www.cleantech.com/2011/07/06/2q-2011-global-cleant...

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