Bloomberg New Energy Finance Names Top Clean Energy Investors

2009 League Tables Reveal Winners in Financing Lower-Carbon Economy

LONDON--()--Bloomberg New Energy Finance has released its 2009 league table winners, honouring the leading investors and financial service providers in clean energy and the carbon markets, during the Gala Awards Dinner of the 3rd Annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in London today.

The 2009 Clean Energy League Tables are based on the largest database of financial transactions in clean energy and carbon markets in the world. Full year figures show that new investment worldwide during 2009 totaled $162 billion, down just 6.8% from 2008. The Clean Energy League Tables have been an essential guide to activity in the sector for four years. They constitute the only quantitative and comprehensive benchmark for identifying the most active and innovative clean energy investors, project financiers, investment banks, funds, carbon off-takers and law firms.

This year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance is honouring 13 organizations as 2009 League Table Award winners, across asset classes ranging from venture capital and private equity, to carbon markets and carbon energy funds.

“2009 was not an easy year for investors in clean energy and the carbon markets, with a marked slowdown of activity in the first quarter as a result of the financial crisis. Winning a Bloomberg New Energy Finance League Table Award is hard-earned recognition for the vital role these organisations have played in keeping the flow of finance going throughout the cycle, and so maintaining the global effort to lower carbon emissions,” said Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “Each of these firms is helping lead the charge toward a cleaner energy industry, and ultimately, a lower-carbon economy.”

The Bloomberg New Energy Finance Awards 2009 are:


Venture Capital & Private Equity League Tables 2009

Top Investor by Number of Disclosed Investments

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Top Investor by Disclosed $ Amount Invested

Terra Firma

Public Markets League Tables 2009

Top Lead Manager

Morgan Stanley

Top Legal Advisor to the Issuer (by total $M amount)

Tie between:
Clifford Chance
JiaYuan Law Firm

Mergers & Acquisitions League Tables 2009

Top Financial Advisor to Target

Goldman Sachs

Top Financial Advisor to Acquirer

Credit Suisse

Top Legal Advisor to Target and/or Acquirer (by total $M amount)

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Project Finance League Tables 2009

Top Mandated Lead Arranger (by total $M amount)

Brazilian National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES)

Top Legal Advisor to Arrangers (by total $M amount)

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Clean Energy Funds League Tables 2009


Top Fund Performance

SAM Smart Energy

Carbon Markets League Tables 2009

Top Carbon Offtaker by Number of Deals

Tricorona Carbon Asset Management

Top Offtaker by Number of Contracted Credits Out to 2020 (non-risk-adjusted)

Arreon Carbon

Top Offtaker by Number of Contracted Credits Out to 2020 (risk -adjusted)

Arreon Carbon

The 2008 League Table winners can be found at


Bloomberg New Energy Finance is the world’s leading independent provider of news, data, research and analysis to decision-makers in renewable energy, carbon markets, energy smart technologies, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear power. The firm has staff of more than 130, based in London, Washington D.C., New York, Beijing, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cape Town, São Paulo, Singapore and Sydney.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Insight Services provide deep market analysis to investors in wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency, and nuclear power. The firm also offers dedicated services for each of the major emerging carbon markets: European, Global Kyoto, Australia and the US, where it covers the planned regional markets as well as potential federal initiatives and the voluntary carbon market. Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Industry Intelligence service provides access to the most comprehensive database of investors and investments in clean energy and carbon. The News and Briefing Service is the leading global news service focusing on clean energy investment. Bloomberg New Energy Finance also undertakes custom research and runs senior-level networking events.

New Energy Finance Ltd was acquired by Bloomberg LP in December 2009, and became Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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