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October Top 10 Players in Green Energy

1: Can BrightSource Energy’s John Woolard do anything wrong? BrightSource Energy’s chief executive was a deal-making machine in October, notably gaining a $300 million investment by NRG Energy in the Ivanpah solar project and inking a partnership with French company Alstom to build …

October Top 10 Players in Green Energy

1: Can BrightSource Energy’s John Woolard do anything wrong? BrightSource Energy’s chief executive was a deal-making machine in October, notably gaining a $300 million investment by NRG Energy in the Ivanpah solar project and inking a partnership with French company Alstom to build …

The Week In Green Energy: Got Projects, Need Funding

There’s a trend that’s been fueling a lot of merger and acquisition deals, not just this week but over the past couple of years (since the dark days of September 2008). It goes something like this: Small, promising renewable energy developer with promising …

The Week In Green Energy: Storms on the Horizon?

Week of May 17 – to – May 21, 2010 Jonathan Nelson, CEO Providence Equity Partners on Charlie Rose this week defending his industry as Congress debate a plan to place higher taxes on partnerships involved in private equity, venture capital and real …

Infinis Acquires Scottish And Southern Energy Windfarm For ?53.8M

Infinis, the clean energy company backed by London private equity firm Terra Firma, announced today its acquisition of Scottish and Southern Energy’s (SSE) wholly-owned 30-megawatt Ardrossan Wind farm for ?28.1m ($40.5 million) in cash and outstanding debt of ?25.7m. The total transaction is …

Wind Power Co. Novera Energy Accepts Infinis Energy’s Improved Offer

In the end Novera Energy was left with no choice but to accept Infinis Energy’s takeover offer. Late last week Infinis, which is owned by private equity firm Terra Firma, acquired a 3.5 percent stake from a shareholder for 77-pence-a-share (a few days earlier …

Infinis Energy Doesnt Give Up, Sweetens Novera Energy Bid

British renewable energy company Infinis Energy sweetened its offer for UK wind generation company Novera Energy to 75-pence-a-share, from an original 62.5-pence-a-share October offer. The new bid values the company at ?108.6 million  ($181.3 million). Novera did not turn down the offer, and …

Old School Deal Making Shakes Up Cleantech

The global economy is showing signs of a rebound, governments are massively investing in clean energies, and the implementation of Renewable Energy Standard (REB) in the U.S. and other key industrialized nations seems more and more likely. Given that, one can understand why …

Old School Dealmaking Shakes Up Cleantech Industry

The global economy is showing signs of a rebound, governments are massively investing in clean energies, and the implementation of Renewable Energy Standard (REB) in the U.S. and other key industrialized nations seems more and more likely. Given that, one can understand why …

PE Fund Terra Firma Acquires New York Wind Developer

London private equity firm Terra Firma has acquired EverPower Wind Holdings, a New York-based developer with projects either in operation or development in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Oregon and California. For more on the company’s projects, see here. The London-based private equity firm, …