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Energy & Sustainability Connections Newsletter – February 2019

A Note from the Editors

Energy & Sustainability Connections brings the latest developments in energy investing, legal insights, company activity, and industry events straight to your inbox. This month's edition includes:

  • Special Announcements: Greentech Capital Advisors was named Bloomberg #1 Clean Energy and Energy Smart Technologies M&A Advisor in 2017 and 2018, and enVerid won Product of the Year at the 2019 AHR Expo with the HLR Module. Read here.
  • Leaders in the News: This month we are pleased to feature two emerging companies. We highlight Boston Metal, which closed a $20 million Series A capital raise in December 2018, and Fluence Analytics, a provider of industrial and laboratory monitoring solutions that have improved process control and created faster research and development for polymer and biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Read here.
  • Legal Feature: Mintz’s Verna Krishnamurthy provides insight into how decentralized, off-grid energy solutions present a growing opportunity to increase energy access. Read here.
  • Upcoming Events: Don’t miss exciting industry events in the coming weeks, including the annual Solar Energy Industry Association Finance & Tax Seminar and the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association’s annual Renewable Energy Conference. View here.
  • Washingtone Updates: Read the latest energy policy updates coming out of the Capitol, including information on the upcoming climate change hearing and changes in subcommittee leadership.
  • M&A Activity: Read the latest round of M&A activity in the energy and sustainability space.

We would also like to remind our readers that you can always ask us anything at We built the MintzEdge website as a resource for entrepreneurs and investors, and hope that all of you take advantage of the site and see how it can help you.


Special Announcements: Greentech Capital Advisors named Bloomberg #1 Clean Energy and Energy Smart Technologies M&A Advisor in 2017 and 2018

Leaders in the News: Boston Metal and Fluence Analytics

Legal Feature: Increasing Energy Access through Off-Grid Solutions

Upcoming Events

Washington Updates

M&A Activity


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Thomas R. Burton, III

Member / Chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Tom Burton has helped to shape the clean energy industry by drawing on his passion for innovation. As a Mintz attorney, Tom counsels investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 100 companies. He also guides start-up organizations and accelerators to foster the next generation of energy leaders.

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.