Q1 2020 Funding and M&A Report for Storage, Grid & Efficiency
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A Combined $252 Million was Raised in Q1 2020
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Mercom found that in Q1 2020, a combined $252 million was raised by Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency companies, a 20% increase from the $210 million raised in Q1 2019.
Venture capital (VC) funding (including private equity and corporate venture capital) raised by Battery Storage companies in Q1 2020 came to $164 million in six deals compared to $78 million in seven deals in Q1 2019. Quarter-over-quarter funding was also higher compared to $126 million in seven deals in Q4 2019.
Fourteen investors participated in Battery Storage funding this quarter.
There were four M&A transactions involving Battery Storage companies in Q1 2020 (no transaction amounts disclosed). There were no M&A transactions in Q4 2019. There were four M&A transactions in Q1 2019, of which only one disclosed the transaction amount.
VC funding for Smart Grid companies increased in Q1 2020 with $81 million in seven deals compared to $32 million in 15 deals in Q1 2019.
Twenty-two investors participated in Smart Grid VC funding rounds this quarter with Grid Optimization company raising the most.
Five M&A transactions were announced in Q1 2020 (none disclosed transaction amounts), compared to six undisclosed transactions in Q4 2019. In a YoY comparison, there were 10 M&A transactions (one disclosed) in Q1 2019.
VC funding raised by Energy Efficiency companies in Q1 2020 came to $7 million in three deals compared to $30 million in one deal in Q4 2019. In a YoY comparison, $100 million was raised in one deal in Q1 2019.
Eight investors participated in VC funding this quarter.
In Q1 2020, there was one M&A transaction for $1.4 billion, while in Q4 2019, there was no M&A transaction. In Q1 2019, there was one M&A transaction for $310 million in the Energy Efficiency sector.
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 98 companies and investors covered in this report. The report is 89 pages in length and contains 78 charts, graphs and tables.