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After a slow start to the year, alternative energy / cleantech stocks have outperformed the market over the last three months
  • Over the last three months, on average, alternative energy / cleantech stocks are up 13.8% as compared to the Nasdaq (up 11.1%) and the S&P; 500 (up 5.2%)
  • Over the last 3 months, only two groups are in negative territory: biofuels (down 13.5%) and environmental services / waste management (down 4.2%)
The public offering market for alternative energy / cleantech stocks showed increased activity in May
  • In the U.S., 5 deals priced in May – Ascent Solar, Itron, Ormat and Polypore completed follow-on offerings raising aggregate primary proceeds of $620 million, and Real Goods Solar completed an IPO raising $50 million
  • Globally, 37 deals have priced in 2008, raising only $2,862 million (11 IPOs, 22 FOs, and 4 Converts), compared to 54 deals raising $8,657 million in the first 5 months of 2007 (18 IPOs, 25 FOs, and 11 Converts)
The private markets continue to be active in 2008 YTD for both public and private companies and are showing increased activity as compared to the same period in 2007
  • Globally, 173 private placements were completed raising $3,851 million in the first 5 months of 2008, compared to 141 private placements raising $2,319 million in the first 5 months of 2007the beginning of the year, the WilderHill Clean Energy and Nasdaq Clean Edge indices are off 23.3% and 22.6%, respectively, as compared to the Nasdaq (down 6.4%) and the S&P; 500 (down 3.4%)
  • In the U.S., companies in the sector have completed 24 PIPEs raising $602 million, compared to 23 deals raising $535 million in the first 5 months of 2007
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