Q1 2018 Funding and M&A Report for Storage, Grid & Efficiency
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A Combined $472 million was Raised in Q1 2018
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Mercom found that in Q1 2018, a combined $472 million was raised by Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency companies, an increase from the $289 million raised in Q4 2017.
VC funding raised by Battery Storage companies in Q1 2018 jumped to $299 million in 12 deals from $151 million in five deals in Q4 2017. Total corporate funding, including debt and public market financing, came to $299 million in 12 deals compared to $154 million in six deals in Q4 2017.
Energy Storage System companies received the most funding with $91 million.
There were four M&A transactions involving Battery Storage companies in Q1 2018 compared to one M&A transactions in Q4 2017.
VC funding for Smart Grid companies increased 79 percent in Q1 2018 with $75 million in seven deals compared to $42 million in nine deals in Q4 2017. Total corporate funding, including debt and public market financing, came to $1.3 billion in nine deals compared to $796 million in 12 deals in Q4 2017.
Smart Grid Communications companies had the largest share of VC funding in Q1 2018 with $48 million in three deals.
There was one M&A transaction recorded in the Smart Grid sector in Q1 2018 compared to eight transactions in Q4 2017.
VC funding raised by Energy Efficiency companies in Q1 2018 remained steady at $98 million in four deals compared to $95 million in 10 deals in Q4 2017. Total corporate funding, including debt and public market financing, came to $104 million in five deals compared to $916 million in 14 deals in Q4 2017.
Temperature Control companies captured the most funding with $61 million in one deal in Q1 2018.
M&A activity for the Efficiency sector in Q1 2018 came to one transaction compared to three M&A transactions in Q4 2017.
Mercom Capital Group’s Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive high-quality reports delivering superior insight, market trends and analysis. These reports help bring clarity to professionals in the current financial landscape of the smart grid industry.
The Quarterly Funding and M&A Reports contain quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) information on market activity displayed in easy-to-digest charts, graphs and tables, as well as data-driven analysis covering:
- Venture capital funding deals including top investors, QoQ trends, and a breakdown of charts and graphs by stage;
- VC funding by technology;
- Debt and other funding deals;
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) including QoQ trends, with charts and graphs by technologies;
- Battery and storage funding deals;
- Smart Grid funding deals;
- Energy Efficiency funding deals;
- New cleantech funds;
This report also contains comprehensive lists of all announced deals and transactions during the quarter, including:
- VC deals and investors;
- M&A transactions and acquirers;
- New cleantech funds.
There were 76 companies and investors covered in this report. The report is 69 pages in length and contains 67 charts, graphs and tables.