New Energy Finance: League Table 2008

New Energy Finance recently released the Clean Energy Leagues Table 2008 in March 2009.

The top 10 VC/PE investors by number of disclosed investments are:
1. Good Energies – 21 no. of deals ($65.3m)
2. Draper Fisher Jurvetson – 20 ($102.9m)
3. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers – 16 ($187.2m)
4. RockPort Capital Partners – 14 ($166.3m)
5. Khosla Ventures – 14 ($111.5m)
6. Quercus Trust / David Gelbaum – 12 ($37.3m)
7. Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital – 12 ($12.6m)
8. Demeter Partners – 11 ($51.4m)
9. VantagePoint Venture Partners – 9 ($79.3m)
10. Emerald Technology Ventures – 8 ($41.6m)

The top 10 VC/PE investors by indicative $ amount invested are:
1. Magnum Capital – $910m (1 no. of deal)
2. Doughty Hanson & Co – $735.8m (2 deals)
3. First Reserve Corp – $707m (2)
4. Denham Capital Management LP – $375m (3)
5. Mubadala Development Company – $262.6m (6)
6. General Electric – $257.9m (6)
7. Goldman Sachs – $210.5m (4)
8. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board – $200m (1)
9. Rabobank Group – $193.1m (7)
10. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers – $187.2m (16)

The list of investments are in the report.

Comment: A number of the largest amount of investments are due to PE buyout. For example, the Portuguese buyout firm Magnum Capital has the single biggest buyout deal after agreeing the €1.2bn ($1.5bn) acquisition of the renewable energy assets in Enersis owned by Babcock & Brown, the Australian investment bank and infrastructure specialist, and its listed wind power subsidiary in 4Q 2008. B&B, one of Australia’s biggest casualties of the credit crisis, has put its European wind assets up for sale in a move to raise much-needed cash.

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