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Press Release | July 2013

VC Funding in smart grid remains lackluster in Q2 2013 with $50 million reports Mercom Capital Group

MUMBAI - July 24, 2013 - Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the smart grid sector during the second quarter of 2013.

Smart grid venture capital (VC) funding in Q2 2013, totaled $50 million in ten deals. Except for one quarter, Q3 2012, VC funding has been stuck in the $50-$70 million range with 9-12 deals for almost two years, according to Mercom.

"Even though the number of deals were consistent compared to the last few quarters, this is one of the lowest funding quarters in the last four years," commented Raj Prabhu, CEO of Mercom Capital Group.

The Top 5 deals were led by Enlighted, which raised $20 million in a Series C round. New investor RockPort Capital led the round and was joined by new investor DFJ JAIC. Existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Intel Capital also participated in the round. C3 Energy raised $15 million. Optimum Energy raised $12.2 million in a round led by new investor Navitas Capital (backed by a venture capital advisory relationship with Johnson Controls); the round also included existing investor Columbia Pacific Capital Management. Ecolibrium Energy received $1.6 million from Infuse Ventures and International Finance Corporation. Rounding out the Top 5 was Integrated Energy Management Solutions, which raised $1 million.

Home and building automation companies totaled the most deals in the sector ($33 million in five deals), followed by grid optimization companies ($17 million in three deals) and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) and security companies with one deal each.

There were three M&A transactions in Q2 2013. The lone disclosed transaction this quarter was Cisco's acquisition of JouleX for $107 million. Last quarter, there were four transactions, of which only one was disclosed for $11 million.

To learn more about the report, visit: Smart Grid Q2 2013 Funding and M&A Report

About Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, llc, is a global communications and research and consulting firm focused on cleantech. Mercom delivers market intelligence and funding and M&A reports covering Smart Grid, Solar, and Wind and advises companies on new market entry, custom market intelligence and strategic decision-making. Mercom's communications division helps companies and financial institutions build powerful relationships with media, analysts, local communities, and strategic partners.

About Mercom: http://www.mercomcapital.com
Mercom's clean energy reports: http://store.mercom.mercomcapital.com/page/

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