Analyzing Venture Capital Options in the Energy Industry

Date: February 1, 2012
Pages: 200
Price:
US$ 350.00
Publisher: Aruvian's R'search
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF), Hard Copy Mail Delivery, CD-ROM Mail Delivery
ID: A59151DAF99EN
Leaflet:

Download PDF Leaflet

Analyzing Venture Capital Options in the Energy Industry
The Energy Industry has seen the constant interest of financial activity from various sectors often inter linked or sometimes cross industry. A more serious efforts in this arena has been taken up by Venture capitalists (VC) who have been important drivers in the financing of innovative start-ups in several industries. Venture Funds dedicated to the energy industry are showing robust activity by pumping in increasing amounts of financial muscle into new and emerging energy technologies. The Government continues to play the role of the primary financer by supplying a steady stream of investment dollars in new and emerging energy technologies nevertheless the heightened investment activity by the venture capitalists has forced many industry experts to sit up and take notice.

A mere approximate period of seven years has passed since the entry of venture capital funds in the energy industry. Though the government plays the role of the initiator of technology development for long term future prospects the interest of venture funds is more focused on achieving quantifiable returns to investments in the medium run. This changes the nature of investment from VC’s to business expansion capital.

Though the present relative comparison of venture capital investment infusion in the energy sector may appear miniscule when compared to software or the Internet; the past five years have certainly shown more than promise of phases to come with climbing surges of investment flows.

Aruvian's R'search’s report Analyzing Venture Capital Options in the Energy Industry serves to be a key book on Venture Capital in the Energy Industry and elaborates specifically on this dynamic landscape and the market scenario for energy companies matching the right funding requirements. Building on core concepts of venture capitalism and the important role plays by the venture capitalists in the energy industry, the report also provides an insight on the present scenario of investment in energy sector by venture capitalists.

The report elaborates on the role of Energy VC’s in development of fuel cell technologies thereby bringing an understanding of the investment risks that a VC takes and the safeguards they employ in order to obtain returns. The strategic or mission safeguards which need to be exercised by the VC firms in order to ensure sustained growth with health returns are explained in detail in the report.

The report presents a broad spectrum of VC activity by studying their financial dispositions as by geography, for example - Energy Venture Capital in US or Energy Venture Capital or Global Energy Venture Capitalism. The report also envisages to derive strategic understanding of VC’s objectives by studying cases in close detail and a brief portfolio analysis of some of the VC firms leading the investment bandwagon in the energy industry.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

B. VENTURE CAPITAL OVERVIEW

B.1 Intricacies of VC Financing
B.2 SEED Capital Infusion
B.3 Pioneers of the VC Industry
B.4 Operational VC Markets
  B.4.1 United States
  B.4.2 Rest of the World
B.5 Trends in the VC Industry
B.6 Expected Trends in the Future
B.7 Alternative Equations to VC Support
B.8 Strategy Orientation of VC Firms
B.9 Corporate Investment Participation by VC Firms
B.10 Entry Opportunities for VC Firms
B.11 Exit Strategies for VC Firms
B.12 Securing Investment through Valuations

C. POWERING ENERGY MARKETS - VC CAPITAL

C.1 Prelude of VC Activity in the Energy Industry
C.2 Volatile Energy Market Constituents
C.3 VC Appetite for Energy Markets
C.4 Influencers on Energy VC Earnings
C.5 Stratagems in Energy VC Industry
C.6 Energy VC Opportunities on the Future Highway
C.7 Why VCs Require an In-depth Knowledge of the Energy Sector
C.8 Restructuring of the Global Electric Power Industry & Opportunities for VCs

D. ENERGY VC INVESTMENT PHASES

D.1 Investment Scenario
D.2 Energy VC – Areas of Investment Interest
D.3 Energy VC’s – Quantum of Investment Initiative
D.4 Process Flow in Energy VC Investment Delivery
D.5 Unlocking Sustainable Energy Opportunities - Investing Ahead
D.6 Profile of VC Investment in Energy
D.7 Investment Gradients to Energy Technology

E. ROLE OF POLITICAL WILL

F. UNCONVENTIONAL ENERGY VC OPPORTUNITY TRENDS

G. ENERGY VCS BREAKING NEW FRONTIERS – FUEL CELLS

G.1 Introduction
G.2 Fuel Cells - Promising Future for Energy VCs
G.3 Fuel Cells – Will They Really Work?

H. MAJOR VC FUNDING BY ENERGY SECTORS

H.1 Biofuels
H.2 Coalbed Methane
H.3 Hybrid Electric Vehicles
H.4 Solar Energy
H.5 Wind Power

I. EUROPEAN CORPORATE VC INTEREST – SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

I.1 Organizational Layout of Prominent CVCs
I.2 Investment Flow Influencers
I.3 Sustainable Energy Corporate VCs Leading the Way
I.4 Energy Company CVC Activity – Win-Win Activity
I.5 Conclusion

J. MAJOR ENERGY VC PRESENCE

J.1 Altira Group
J.2 ARC Financial Group
J.3 Aretê Corporation
J.4 Battery Ventures
J.5 Braemar Energy Ventures
J.6 Chrysalix Energy Management
J.7 EnerTech Capital
J.8 GFI Energy Ventures
J.9 Haddington Ventures
J.10 Hydro Québec CapiTech
J.11 Nth Power
J.12 Pangaea Ventures
J.13 Prospect Capital Corporation

K. OTHER ENERGY VCS

K.1 ACCERA Venture Partners AG
K.2 Advantage Capital Partners
K.3 Advent International Corporation
K.4 Angeleno Group
K.5 BankInvest Technology
K.6 Blue Hill Partners
K.7 Carbon Trust
K.8 CDP Capital - Technology Ventures
K.9 E2Venture Fund
K.10 Endeavor Capital Management
K.11 Energy Ventures Group
K.12 Expansion Capital Partners
K.13 FA Technology Ventures
K.14 FE Clean Energy Group
K.15 GE Commercial Finance Energy Financial Services
K.16 Hydrogenica Partners
K.17 Insight Venture Partners
K.18 Kinetic Ventures
K.19 Koch Genesis
K.20 NGEN Partners
K.21 Norsk Hydro Technology Ventures
K.22 OPG Ventures
K.23 Perseus
K.24 RockPort Capital Partners
K.25 RWE Dynamics
K.26 Schneider Electric Ventures
K.27 Sustainable Energy Ventures
K.28 Ventures West
K.29 Yaletown Venture Partners

L. CASE STUDY: EVERGREEN SOLAR VC PROJECT

M. Appendix
M.1 VC Resources and Organizations
M.2 Figures & Tables

N. GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Ask Your Question

Analyzing Venture Capital Options in the Energy Industry
Company name*:
Contact person*:
Phone/fax*:
Email*:
Request invoice
Your enquiry: