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Greentech Investment Closes Strong in 2009 - Mercom Capital Group announces clean energy venture capital dollars invested and deals funded for 2009
Greentech Investment Closes Strong in 2009

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Austin, TX, United States, 2010/01/04 - Mercom Capital Group announces clean energy venture capital dollars invested and deals funded for 2009.

   
 
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After some setbacks in the first and second quarter, venture capital investments in greentech saw its second best year in dollars invested and a record year for the most deals funded in 2009, according to Greentech Media.

The fourth quarter closed at $943 million invested in 100 deals bringing the total 2009 VC investments in greentech to $4.85 billion compared to $7.5 billion in 2008 and $3.5 billion in 2007. Solar was the top recipient with $1.4 billion in 84 deals followed by biofuels with $975 million in 44 deals.

This brings the total number of deals for all four quarters to 356, compared to 350 in 2008 and 222 in 2007.

Significant government funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was an important factor in 2009 and a trend that should be watched closely in 2010-2011. According to Department of Energy (DOE) just $1.76 billion, representing only 5.3% of awarded funds, has actually been spent as of December 25, 2009. DOE has awarded a total of $22 billion so far.

About Mercom Capital Group
Mercom Capital Group, LLC (mercomcapital.com) is a public relations, public affairs and market intelligence firm specializing in clean energy. At Mercom, we help clean energy companies build powerful relationships with media, analysts, government decision-makers and local communities. We arm our clients with timely market intelligence to ensure their competitive position and overall success. Mercom Capital Group is located in Austin Texas with offices in Bangalore India.

To get this and other important news and industry analysis, subscribe to Mercom’s popular market intelligence reports covering solar, wind and smart grid, visit the website.

 
 
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