Cleantech Venture Investments Surpass $1 billion in Q3 - Cleantech Venture Network

North American and European Cleantech venture capital investment in Q3 2006 totaled $1.081 billion, according to Cleantech Venture Network. More than $934 million was invested in North American cleantech companies in Q3 2006, 14% of the overall $6.5 billion invested, making cleantech the third largest venture capital category for the quarter. 

Venture capital investment in European cleantech companies totaled $147 million in Q3, or 12% of Europe’s overall total of $1.2 billion.

In North America, the largest Q3 cleantech deals were Cilion, Altra, Ion America, Renewable Energy Group and Newmarket Co. totaling $572 million, or 61.2% of cleantech investment in the quarter. 

The 47 North American cleantech deals represented 5.1% of the 919 venture deals completed in the quarter. The average cleantech deal size was $19.8 million compared to the overall average VC deal size of $7.1 million.

The largest cleantech deals in Europe included Ocean Power Delivery Ltd., Keronite International Ltd., DeepStream Technologies Ltd., Protalix Biotherapeutics Ltd., and Replisaurus Technologies AB. 

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