NewNet Clean Energy Investor Newsletter

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NewNet Daily Newsletter

15 January 2013One month to go until the industry’s most active private equity and venture capital firms meet with institutional investors to discuss the most pressing issues at the LP-GP Forum: Clean Energy & Sustainability

Deal NewsUS cleantech company Novogy secures $6.3m

Arborview Capital completes acquisition of Energy Automation Systems

Solar robotics specialist Persimmon Technologies gets backing from Intel Capital

Aquamarine Power confirms ongoing talks with strategic investors PREMIUM

MIT spin-out Arctic Sand Technologies brings on multiple VCs in $9.6m Series A

Canadian Solar wins 10MW order from Algonquin

Aquila Capital secures €80m for French solar plant

Hanwha to issue $100m bond

Novozymes, MBI win $2.5m DOE biofuel funding

EQM completes $5.5m exit from bioenergy with refinery sale


Company NewsNational Grid forms ‘expert’ group for US smart grid pilot

Vestas says additional audit investigations ‘unnecessary’

Trina secures building rights for 50MW Chinese PV plant

Duke commissions 402MW of Texas wind turbines

Tidal power has potential to meet one fifth of UK energy demand PREMIUM

Ceres sees improved results in Q1 2013


Fund NewsAster to deploy from €105m fund II, raise capital again within two years PREMIUM

Emerald Technology Ventures adds corporate LPs to third fund

Green investor Wellington Financial hits second close for fourth venture debt fund PREMIUM

Vontobel launches global sustainable equity fund PREMIUM


Policy NewsChina to join IRENA

UK’s OFTO regime heavily criticised by MPs


People NewsJA Solar brings back Baofang Jin to CEO role

Electric vehicle specialist Pod Point nabs Lotus director

BioNitrogen promotes private equity expert to president


Deal Radar (PREMIUM CONTENT)Deal LeadsWave power specialist remains open to growth plans

European VC has money to spend on green sector

Cleantech VC looks to build on strong LP base

Canadian debt provider has cash to spend on energy assets

Institutional backing sought by ESG investor

Los Angeles launches 100MW solar FIT programme

US green plastics company aims to raise $5m

Biodiesel equipment auction to take place in Minnesota


Latest Analysis (PREMIUM CONTENT)Cleantech investment value rises while volume stalls

The value of private equity and venture capital investment in global cleantech companies rose for the third year in a row in 2012, advancing to $14.76bn but volume has slowed, according to data compiled by Zephyr and Bureau van Dijk exclusively for NewNet.