London and New York — Bloomberg New Energy Finance has today released its 2011league table results, which reveal the leading investors and service providers in clean energy and the energy smart technologies sectors. The list shows different leaders from the previous year in every single category, among them the US Federal Financing Bank in asset finance, UK-based Terra Firma Capital Partners in venture capital and private equity, and China-based Global Law Office in public markets.

The 2011 Clean Energy and EST League Tables are based on the largest database of financial transactions in these sectors. Figures released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance last week show that new investment worldwide hit a new record of $260bn in 2011, up 5% on 2010 and almost five times the total of $53.6bn in 2004. The league tables use the same authoritative database of transactions in the sector to identify the most active and innovative clean energy investors, project financiers, investment banks, and law firms.

Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “This is the seventh year we have prepared annual league tables showing the most active deal-makers in the sector. What is striking is the amount of change among the leading players, reflecting the turbulent year we have just been through in the clean energy sector.”

Bloomberg New Energy Finance is honouring 12 organisations as award winners, in venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, asset finance and public markets. The winners for 2011 are:

Asset Finance

Top Lead Arranger (by total $m amount)

-Federal Financing Bank (US)

Top Syndicated Lender (by total $m amount)

-NIBC (Netherlands)

Top Sponsor (by total $m amount)

-NRG Energy (US)

Legal Advisor (by total $m amount)

-Allen & Overy (UK)

Mergers & Acquisitions:

Top Acquirer

-EDF (France)

Venture Capital & Private Equity:

Top Investor by (by total $m deal credit)

-Terra Firma Capital Partners (UK)

Top Investor by Number of Disclosed Investments

-Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (US)

Acquisition Advisors:

Top M&A / VCPE Financial Advisor

-Credit Suisse (Switzerland)

Top M&A / VCPE Legal Advisor

-Linklaters (UK)

Public Markets:

Top Public Markets Lead Manager

-Morgan Stanley (US)

Top Public Markets Co-Lead Manager

-Essence Securities (China)

Top Public Markets Legal Advisor

-Global Law Office (China)

A White Paper showing much more detail on the 2011 League Tables is available for download here.

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