logo
  Join        Login             Stock Quote

Clean Energy Mergers & Acquisitions

 July 29, 2010 03:46 PM


The days of discussing cleantech viability are over.

At this point, we need to start looking at how the industry will mature and grow. The industry is moving so quickly that if we don't start now, we risk getting behind the curve.

And no one makes money behind the curve.

As cleantech costs continue to fall, capacities expand, and the grid gets smarter, an interesting future is emerging — an interesting energy future, yes... but an interesting cleantech business future as well.

Buying a seat at the table

Did you really think the industrial conglomerates of this world were going to stand by and let clean business billions pass them by?

Companies like that — the GE (NYSE: GE), the Siemens (NYSE: SI), the Ciscos (NASDAQ: CSCO), the Dows (NYSE: DOW), the Honeywells (NYSE: HON), the big utilities — haven't gotten where they are by resting on their laurels.

They see how profitable the cleantech future is. And you can be sure they'll get their piece.

The seeds of their plans were planted long ago.

GE launched Ecomagination in 2005. IBM has spent millions over the past few years telling us they're at the forefront of building smart cities.

That was the in-house stage. As new technologies are developed and new, successful companies emerge, we're about to see the acquisition stage.

And it won't be just big fish swallowing little fish.

With financing and credit still extremely tight, the imminent commoditization of solar, and the maturation of the industry in general, the number of strategic mergers is also on the rise.

If you can't beat 'em...

Just this year...

Cisco made an undisclosed equity investment in Grid Net, a company seeking to build broadband networks to connect utilities and their customers. GE and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) have also invested.

Siemens took a 49% stake in A2SEA, an offshore wind farm developer, worth $142.5 million. It also took a 17% stake in Archimede Solar, which makes solar thermal receivers that use molten salt as the transfer fluid.


Next Page >>123
iOnTheMarket Premium
Advertisement

Advertisement


Comments Closed


rss feed

Latest Stories

article imageBaseball, Hot-dogs and Apple Pie Stocks for the July 4th Holiday

Three stocks to own for a piece of Americana – baseball, hot-dogs and apple read on...

article imageTenaris SA (TS): Neutral on Sales, Buy on Earnings

Tenaris SA (TS) shares are outperforming the market today. The extra oomph comes via an upgrade from read on...

article imageContainer Store Group Inc. (TCS) Q1 Earnings Preview: Third Time the Charm?

Container Store Group Inc. (NYSE:TCS) will release its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal read on...

article imageUrban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN): Bottom Fishing or Fishing For a New Bottom

It is time to do some bottom fishing with Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN). Well, it is at least what read on...

Advertisement
Popular Articles

Advertisement
Daily Sector Scan
Partner Center

Related Articles:

Recent Articles by Nick Hodge
More Articles on: Computer and Technology , Basic Materials , Utilities , Oils/Energy , Conglomerate , Industrial Products , Business Services



Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.