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GreatPoint Energy Tops the List of Largest VC Deals in 2012

Greentech Media released their list of green technology’s largest venture capital deals for 2012, and GreatPoint Energy, a coal-to-natural-gas firm, is in first place. In March, GPE received a $1.25 billion investment from Wanxiang, China’s largest maker of auto parts and a major supplier to Ford and General Motors. The investment is for a minority stake in GPE as part of a bigger deal concerning construction work in China. Fisker Automotive comes in second with $380 million from KPCB, NEA, Advanced Equities, et al. for a total of more than $1.2 billion. The two are followed by Sapphire Energy, Alarm.com, Harvest Power, and more, in a variety of industries and fields. For the full list, please see, “Top Ten Greentech VC Deals of 2012.”

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