Technology is not enough: Cleantech due diligence

February 2012
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Technology is not enough: Cleantech due diligence

At a glance

Cleantech companies are a favored target for strategic buyers, private equity players, and venture capital firms. Due diligence operations often focus on the company’s technology and market strategies at the exclusion of its operational capabilities.

To succeed in the cleantech market, potential acquirers and investors should deploy a comprehensive due diligence process that includes not only market and technical aspects, but also a deep assessment of operational capabilities.

The due diligence model should cover three key elements:

  • New product development
  • Manufacturing and quality
  • Supply chain