New Green Tech Investment Report Released by CB Insights and Wall Street Green Summit

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CB Insights and the Wall Street Green Summit released the latest analytical report on Greentech investment today. According to the report, 2011 was a record year for Greentech investment following the slump in 2009 with 2011 achieving a five year high of $5.2 billion across 290 transactions reported.

An interesting finding of the report is that California is starting to lose its dominant position in deal share showing a drop of more than 10% since 2009 highs. This may reflect the depression in the California economy since the 2008 crash.

Another finding of the study is that renewables are losing ground. Although renewables are still the largest industry for greentech investment, they hit an eight quarter low on deal share in Q4’11 representing 32% of deals. The high for renewables deal share stood at 49% in Q2’10.

“Bringing a data-driven perspective to those engaged in the green tech economy is critical. And the way to really see where the cleantech economy is going is to understand the technologies, sectors, geographies, and stage of companies that investors and acquirers are putting their money behind. GreenTech Insights is excited to partner with the Wall Street Green Summit on the Green Tech Investment Trends report to bring data driven insights o attendees of the conference,” said Jonathan Sherry, co-founder of CB Insights.

Other insights from this timely report include:
The possibility of a resurgence in early stage investment at the end of 4Q’11 with 40% of all venture deals going to early stage companies
Energy storage is a hot area for investment dollars increasing six fold since 2007 and reaching a five year peak in 2011
Smart Grid mergers and acquisitions are heating up, rising considerably over the last two years with 40 deals completed.

“The Wall Street Green Summit attendees are privileged to get a free copy of this report and it is very generous of CB Insights to make this arrangement with us,” said Peter C. Fusaro, founder of the Wall Street Green Summit and advisory Global Change Associates.

At the Summit, these topics will be given greater insights from experts on Smart Grid from IBM, Cisco Systems and National Grid as well as 12 speakers diving deeper into renewable energy project finance including experts from SNL Renewables, US Renewables Group, AOL Energy and Morgan Stanley.

Cleantech experts include Neal Dikeman of Jane Capital, Oliver Guinness of Clearpoint Ventures, Nick Eisenberger of Pure Energy Partners and founder of Expansion Capital Mark Donohue will provide ground breaking investment insights into cleantech investment building on the findings of the CB Insights report.

Over 65 speakers will present at the Wall Street Green Summit including 4 early stage cleantech companies during a side event called “Cleantech Match.Com” run by Nick David of Agrion.
For more information about the Wall Street Green Summit XI (http://www.wsgts.com), please contact Carmen Cook, VP of Marketing, Global Change Associates at 212-222-3775 or Carmen@global-change.com.
About CB Insights (http://www.cbinsights.com)-- Private Company Financing and M&A Data Comprehensive database of VC, angel, government and private equity-backed private companies, financing and M&A history. Source investment and acquisition candidates, monitor deal flow and liquidity events and stay abreast of industry trends.

About the Wall Street Green Summit (http://www.wsgts.com)-- The Wall Street Green Summit is the longest running and most comprehensive environmental market event in the industry. Launched in 2002 by Peter Fusaro, The Wall Street Green Summit covers cutting edge content, industry developments and features the practitioners and the leaders of tomorrow. The Wall Street Green Summit XI is the “one-stop shop” to come up to speed on the latest developments in Green Trading and Finance.

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