Cleantech IB (and exit to PE, perhaps)

Going to keep this short. What are people's opinions on cleantech IB? Any thoughts on places like Greentech Capital Advisors or ThinkGreen! for example?

I'm extremely focused and dedicated to IB -- but I'm trying to specialize into cleantech/renewables because it's been an interest of mine for quite a long time, and I figure it would work well together. Anyone have advice for going down this route, stories, etc?

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May 26, 2016 - 4:09pm

What geographic market are you in? And are you looking at the tech development or the infrastructure aspects?

I've seen more renewable infra deals done in Europe than here in the US (eg windfarms).

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May 29, 2016 - 9:16am

CleanTech IB (Originally Posted: 01/14/2016)

Anyone of have any insight on how the cleantech/renewables sector currently looks for IB? And in the next 5 years or so?

What offices/location have the most action for cleantech, is it still Houston like for O&G or is it more of the west coast? What groups/firms are the big players in this space?

Tried doing a search but there's limited info and most of the energy IB topics on this forum are about O&G.

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May 29, 2016 - 9:20am

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