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L.E.K. Consulting is seeing a steady rise in cleantech investment in China including the broader green energy landscape beyond traditional renewable sectors. In fact, investors have been very active during the past few years and deal flow is among the highest across all Chinese economic sectors.
Our 2012 report examines the recent trends in China’s cleantech investing landscape and argues that the sector should be given further consideration by investors looking for attractive investment opportunities.
Cleantech can incorporate a range of technologies and sectors such as recycling, information technology, transportation solutions, chemicals and lightweight materials, and lighting – essentially any application that provides energy efficient services or reduces air or water pollution. Investment in these new areas has been driven by increased public awareness and government initiatives, particularly in recent years, following the renewable energy investment boom.
Our report highlights include:
- An analysis of private equity (PE) investments and exits in China by market sector (i.e., cleantech vs. construction, etc.)
- Key insights regarding investment opportunities in growing Chinese cleantech industry sub-segments
- A perspective regarding investment opportunities in the seven national strategic industries identified in the Chinese government’s (12th) Five Year Plan