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Cleantech Law Alert: Sahir Surmeli on 2014 Cleantech and Renewables IPO Statistics

In this quarter's Cleantech Law Alert from CleanEdge, Sahir Surmeli takes a deep look at the Initial Public Offering statistics for Cleantech and Renewable companies in 2014. Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000, with an astounding 275 IPOs completed in 2014. Sahir explores what this activity means for emerging clean technology and renewable energy companies that might be looking to the capital markets.  As he reveals, there were nine cleantech/renewables IPOs in 2014, two more than the year before. However, in both years, these numbers represented a relatively small percentage of total IPOs and still have not matched the activity in the more traditional energy and oil & gas sector.

This article was originally published in the CleanEdge Quarterly Clean-Tech Law Alert.

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Sahir Surmeli

Member / Co-chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Sahir Surmeli is a Mintz business counselor who advises companies, boards, entrepreneurs, investment banks, and venture and private equity investors as they build and grow companies. He handles public offerings, 144A and private financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.