Bloomberg New Energy Finance names top clean energy investors


2010 League Tables Reveal Largest Investors in Lower‐Carbon Economy

London, March 2—Bloomberg New Energy Finance has announced the winners of its 2010 League Tables, which reveal the leading investors and financial service providers in clean energy and the carbon markets. The awards were presented at a special reception this evening at Bloomberg’s London headquarters.

The 2010 Clean Energy League Tables are based on results from the world’s leading database of financial transactions in clean energy and carbon markets. Full year figures show that new investment worldwide during 2010 totaled $243 billion, a rise of 30% from 2009 and surpassing all previous levels since records began in 2004. The Bloomberg New Energy Finance Energy League Tables have been an essential guide to activity in the sector for six years. They constitute the only quantitative and comprehensive benchmark for identifying the most active and innovative clean energy investors, project financiers, investment banks, funds, carbon off‐takers and law firms.

This year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance is honoring 13 organizations as League Table Award winners, across asset classes ranging from venture capital and private equity, to carbon markets and clean energy funds.

Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “Total worldwide new investment in clean energy surged last year by over $50bn into new record territory. At $243 billion it was nearly five times higher than when we first handed out the Bloomberg New Energy Finance League Table Awards, six years ago. As the number and scale of deals return to strong growth after a difficult couple of years, we are seeing some of the original winners retaining their position among the top players in the space, but they are being joined each year by strong new mainstream players. This all bodes well for the future capital needs of the sector.”

The winners of Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Clean Energy League Table Awards 2010 are:

Venture Capital & Private Equity

Top Investor (by number of investment rounds)
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Top Investor (by disclosed $ amount)
Riverstone Holdings

Public Markets

Top Lead Manager (by total $ amount)
Goldman Sachs

Top Legal Advisor to the Issuer (by total $ amount, tied)
Chiomenti Studio Legale
Sullivan & Cromwell
Cuatrecasas Goncalves Pereira

Mergers & Acquisitions

Top Financial Advisor to Target (by total $ amount)
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Top Financial Advisor to Acquirer (by total $ amount)
Banco Santander

Top Legal Advisor to Target or Acquirer (by total $ amount)
Slaughter & May

Project Finance

Top Mandated Lead Arranger (by total $ amount)
European Investment Bank (EIB)

Top Legal Advisor to Arrangers (by total $ amount)
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Quoted Equity Funds

Top Fund Performance (by percent change in $ Net Asset Value)
PowerShares Cleantech

Carbon Markets

Top Carbon Offtaker (by number of contracted credits in MtCO2e)
Carbon Resource Management

The 2010 League Tables can be found here

For further information:
Sarah Feinberg
Bloomberg LP
+1 202-654-4360


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Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s annual League Table Awards honors the leading investors and financial service providers in clean energy and the carbon markets. The report provides a transparent and comprehensive benchmark for indentifying the most active clean energy investors, project financiers, investment banks, funds, carbon off-takers and law firms. The League Tables are based on hard data, collected and validated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s global data team and confirmed by the parties involved, making these tables the only comprehensive, objective and fact-based awards in the sector.


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Publication Date: 02 Mar 2011

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