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Vällfors, Stina, 2009. Den svenska CleanTech-marknaden : aktörer och finansiering. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Energy and Technology

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This thesis describes and examines a new line of business, CleanTech. CleanTech
comprises a wide range of different types of companies and is not yet well defined. In
this thesis only the Swedish market is considered, and a variety of players on the
market are included to give the most extensive picture of the current situation. Recent
research shows that a gap has arisen between governmental financing and private
equity-investments in CleanTech-companies. This gap occurs mainly in companies in
expansive phases and causes problems both for the companies and for the line of
business as a whole.

To investigate this gap the Swedish CleanTech-business is described in terms of
earlier and existing financing, age and size of the companies and their turnover and
profit. Other players on the market such as networks, governmental support and the
private equity-companies are examined and presented. Furthermore a number of
private equity-companies are interviewed about their perception of risk and their
willingness to invest in CleanTech-companies. This altogether is used to analyze why
and where the gap occurs and what actions can be taken to close the gap. The results
show that investments in CleanTech do not have to be high-risk investments. The risk
is instead linked to the maturity and also, of course, the perceived chances of success
for the company. Thereby the gap could be closed if there are enough CleanTechcompanies
with great ideas and enough networks and other links to connect these
companies with the right private equity-companies.

Main title:Den svenska CleanTech-marknaden
Subtitle:aktörer och finansiering
Authors:Vällfors, Stina
Supervisor:Hillring, Bengt and Ringmar, David
Examiner:Jirjis, Raida
Series:Examensarbete [Elektronisk resurs] / Institutionen för energi och teknik, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:2009:02
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:TENSY Energy Systems Engineering (admitted before July 1, 2007) 270 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Keywords:CleanTech, miljöteknik, förnyelsebar energi , miljöpåverkan, riskkapital , private equity, finansiering, investeringar
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-960
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-960
Subjects:Investment, finance and credit
Technology
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:28 Feb 2012 15:02
Metadata Last Modified:06 Oct 2012 15:43

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