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April 19, 2014

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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