Bloomberg New Energy Finance names top deal-makers of 2012

Clean Energy and Energy Smart Technologies League Tables reveal the financiers and advisors that were most active in low-carbon investment last year

London and New York, 17 January 2013 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance has today released its 2012 league table results, which reveal the leading investors and service providers in clean energy and the energy smart technologies sectors. The list shows different leaders from the previous year in every single category, among them the European Investment Bank in asset finance, Japan-based Toray Industries in mergers and acquisitions, Germany-based HEAG in venture capital and private equity, and Goldman Sachs in public markets.

The 2012 Clean Energy and EST League Tables are based on results calculated from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Industry Intelligence database, the world's largest and most authoritative resource covering financial transactions in these sectors. The same source produced figures earlier this week showing that clean energy investment was $268.7bn in 2012, the third successive year in which it has exceeded quarter of a trillion dollars. However the 2012 total was down 11% on 2011, hit by regulatory uncertainty and policy changes in some key markets.

The league tables identify the most active and innovative investors, project financiers, investment banks, and law firms in sectors as varied as wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, carbon capture and storage, low-carbon services, smart grid, energy efficiency and electric vehicles.

Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: "This is the eighth year we have prepared annual league tables showing the most active deal-makers in the sector. The transactions in 2012 that helped to produce winners this time included everything from a $1bn-plus offshore wind financing, to a $701m energy storage acquisition, to an $18m venture capital investment in a solid-state lighting technology developer."

Bloomberg New Energy Finance is honouring 12 organisations as award winners, in venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, asset finance and public markets. The winners for 2012 are:

Asset Finance

Top Lead Arranger (by total $m amount)
European Investment Bank (Luxembourg)

Top Syndicated Lender (by total $m amount)
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (Japan)

Top Sponsor (by total $m amount)
Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany)

Legal Advisor (by total $m amount)
Linklaters (United Kingdom)

Mergers & Acquisitions

Top Acquirer
Toray Industries (Japan)

Venture Capital & Private Equity

Top Investor by (by total $m deal credit)
HEAG (Germany)

Top Investor by Number of Disclosed Investments
Emerald Technology Ventures (Switzerland)

Acquisition Advisors

Top M&A / VCPE Financial Advisor
BTG Pactual (Brazil)

Top M&A / VCPE Legal Advisor
Machado Meyer (Brazil)

Public Markets

Top Public Markets Lead Manager
Goldman Sachs (United States)

Top Public Markets Co-Lead Manager
Bank of Nova Scotia (Canada)

Top Public Markets Legal Advisor
Davis Polk & Wardwell (United States)

A White Paper showing much more detail on the 2012 League Tables is available for download at


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