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GP Bullhound Announces The Cleantech Connect Top 30

3 November 2011 - For the third year running, GP Bullhound has published a list of the 30 fastest growing Cleantech companies in Europe, based on their financial performance between 2008 and 2010.  The award winners for fastest growing, leadership, potential, and innovation, including an award for younger companies in the category ‘Ones to Watch’, will be announced at an invitation-only Cleantech Connect Awards dinner on 10 November in London.

Cleantech Connect features the hottest and fastest growing Cleantech companies in Europe and has become one of the key events for CEOs and industry leaders to network and share their experiences.  Companies featured come from a wide variety of sectors including energy efficiency, solar, smart grid, water and transportation signalling a growing momentum across the Cleantech Sectors.

Some of the shortlisted companies this year include; ECO Plastics, Elstat, Intelligent Energy, PowerWind, Smartergrid Solutions, GreenRoad, AMEE, Enecsys, Nexeon and myFC. To see the full list; click here.

Andre Shortell, Partner, GP Bullhound, and a member of the Judging Panel, said, “Cleantech is such a fast moving space, and there are many innovative players entering each year. We have found the quantity and the quality of this year’s entries to be extremely high and this is really challenging our judges.  It speaks volumes about the coming of age of a number of Cleantech sectors.”

Keynote speaker for this year is Anton Daubner. Anton is CEO of agri.capital, one of Europe’s leading companies in biogas and biomethane. Agri.capital owns and operates nearly 100 sites in Germany, Italy and Austria with over 60 megawatts installed capacity.

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About Cleantech Connect
Cleantech Connect features the hottest and fastest growing Cleantech companies in Europe. For the third year running GP Bullhound publishes a list of the fastest growing Cleantech companies.

From this list the most outstanding companies are nominated to present to the high profile judging panel from within the Cleantech industry. The companies will be ranked by their annual revenue growth rate between financial year end 2008-2010.

Cleantech Connect is an invitation-only awards ceremony held for industry leaders and the CEOs of those companies listed in Cleantech Connect. The 2011 awards ceremony will be held in London on the 10 November at Sketch.

Cleantech Connect Judging Panel:
Alex Betts - Climate Change Capital
Andrew Perry - DECC
Anton Daubner - Agri Capital
Arun Jayadev - Wellington Partners
Benoit Charpentier - Total Energy Ventures
Fergus Munro - GE Infra Energy
Andre Shortell - GP Bullhound
Ian Jenkins - Ruston wheb
Bernhard Mohr - BASF Ventures
Marcus Ziegler - Innogy Venture Capital
Mossadiq Umedaly – Enecsys
Fabrice Bienfiat - Environmental Technologies Fund
Richard Brass - Berenberg Bank
Stephen Marcus - Clentech Group
Lorraine Ruckstuhl – Barclays Corporate
Jonathan Bryers - Carbon Trust
Colin le Duc - Generation Investment Management
Ferdinand Panik
Jana W Mansour - Morrison Foerster
Cedric Latessa – Aster Capital

Award Categories 2011:
Fastest Growing Company Award
Fastest Growing Larger Company Award
Unique Leadership Award
Best Global Potential Award
Most Innovative Company Award
Judges Award
One to Watch

About GP Bullhound:
GP Bullhound is a leading investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions and institutional capital-raising to emerging growth companies in the Technology sector.

The firm was established in 1999 and has a proven track record with over 100 completed M&A and Private Placement transactions on behalf of leading global entrepreneurs and business builders. The firm’s international team, comprised of some of the most experienced technology advisory professionals, together with its dedicated approach has helped establish its leading global position. GP Bullhound has strong domain expertise in the areas of Internet and Digital Media, Software and Services, Cleantech and Hardware, with a focus on providing pre-eminent advisory services to some of the best entrepreneurs, management teams and investors around the globe.
 
For enquires, please contact:
Lina Einarsson +44 20 7101 7560 lina.einarsson@gpbullhound.com
Cordelia Meacher +44 20 7484 6288 cordelia@if-communications.com

GP Bullhound LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, registered in England & Wales no. OC352636 at 52 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6LX
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