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2017 Q4 and Annual Smart Grid, Battery Storage and Efficiency Funding and M&A Report

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Click here to download our 2017 Q4 and Annual Funding and M&A Executive Summary on Smart Grid, Battery Storage and Efficiency

Mercom found that in 2017, a combined $1.5 billion was raised by Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency companies, an increase from the $1.3 billion raised in 2016.

Mercom Storage Smart Grid Efficiency VC Funding 2017

Battery Storage
In 2017, VC funding into Battery Storage companies almost doubled to $714 million raised in 30 deals from the $365 million raised in 38 deals in 2016. Total corporate funding, including debt and public market financing, rose to $890 million compared to $540 million in 2016.

Energy Storage Downstream companies received the most funding with $68 million.

Mercom Battery Storage Top 5 VC Funded Companies in 2017

There were six M&A transactions in the Battery Storage category in 2017 compared to  11 M&A transactions in 2016.

Smart Grid
Mercom found that VC funding in the Smart Grid sector rose to $422 million in 45 deals in 2017, compared to $389 million raised in 42 deals in 2016. Total corporate funding, including debt and public market financing, came to $1.2 billion compared to $613 million in 2016.

Smart Charging of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), vehicle-to-grid (V2G) companies, had the largest share of VC funding in 2017 with $155 million in 10 deals.

Mercom Smart Grid Top VC Funded Companies in 2017

There were 27 M&A transactions recorded in the Smart Grid sector in 2017 compared to 15 transactions in 2016.

Energy Efficiency
VC funding for the Energy Efficiency sector fell to $384 million in 38 deals in 2017 compared to $528 million in 33 deals in 2016. Total corporate funding, including debt and public market financing, was $3.3 billion, compared to $3.8 billion in 2016.

Efficient Home/Building companies captured the most funding with $172 million in five deals in 2017.

Mercom Efficiency Top 5 VC Funded Companies in 2017

M&A activity for the Efficiency sector in 2017 came to 10 transactions compared to 14 M&A transactions in 2016.

Mercom Capital Group’s Smart Grid, Battery Storage and Efficiency Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive high-quality reports delivering superior insight, market trends and analysis. These reports help bring clarity to professionals in the current financial landscape of the smart grid industry.

The Quarterly Funding and M&A Reports contain year-over-year (YoY) and quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) information on market activity displayed in easy-to-digest charts, graphs and tables, as well as data-driven analysis covering:

  • Venture capital funding deals including top investors, YoY and QoQ trends, and a breakdown of charts and graphs by stage;
  • VC funding by technology;
  • Debt and other funding deals;
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) including YoY and QoQ trends, with charts and graphs by technologies;
  • Smart Grid funding deals;
  • Battery and storage funding deals;
  • Energy Efficiency funding deals;
  • New cleantech funds;

This report also contains comprehensive lists of all announced deals and transactions during the quarter, including:

  • VC deals and investors;
  • M&A transactions and acquirers;
  • New cleantech funds.

There were 91 companies and investors covered in this report. The report is 128 pages in length and contains 122 charts, graphs and tables.

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