Chinese solar companies were among the leading performers within the clean-tech sector in securing venture investment during 2013, a report reveals.
The i3 deal tracker published by market intelligence group Cleantech Investment named JA Solar and solar developer Hefei Golden Sun Energy Technology among 2013’s top players in closing investment deals.
Overall Chinese clean-tech companies secured some RMB5.6 billion (US$920 million) of venture investment during 2013 across 48 separate deals in 2013, the report reveals.
The report highlights the RMB 587,433,600 ($96 million) secured by JA Solar from undisclosed investors in a private investment in public equity (PIPE) round.
Meanwhile, Hefei Golden Sun Energy Technology, raised RMB427 million (US$69.5 million) from Jiangsu Akcome Solar Science & Technology in a growth equity round.
The i3 platform tracks deals and trends across 22,000 companies in 18 sectors.