Global investment in clean energy technologies and services reached a record USD 260 billion in 2011, reports Forbes, citing data from BNEF. The graphic above shows the ranking of the top 20 venture capital and PE investors that BNEF published in a white paper on the topic.
In top spot is Terra Firma Capital Partners whose one deal, acquiring Rete Rinnovable Srl, an Italian solar project developer, put it in first place. Japan’s Innovation Network also did just one deal to make it into second spot, while California’s VantagePoint Capital Partners with ten deals totaling USD 517 million. Its two largest investments, both around USD200 million, were in BrightSourceEnergy, a California-based company that develops, builds, owns, and operates large-scale solar plants and Better Place, a California-based electric vehicle charging infrastructure company, said BNEF.
The following is the top ranking advisors
Dealmaking Category Company
Top Syndicated Lender NIBC (Netherlands)
Top Sponsor NRG Energy (US)
Legal Advisor Allen & Overy (UK)
M&A Top Acquirer EDF (France)
VC&PE Top Investor Terra Firma Capital Partners (UK)
Top Investor by Number Deals Announced Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (US)
Acquisition Advisors Top M&A VCPE Financial Advisor Credit Suisse (Switzerland)
Top M&A / VCPE Legal Advisor Linklaters (UK)
A White Paper with more details on the ranking is available here from BNEF.