|[March 25, 2013]
Research and Markets: The Smart Grid Business 2012 to 2017
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wdmd7l/the_smart_grid)
has announced the addition of the "The
Smart Grid Business 2012 to 2017" report to their offering.
This report is the definitive resource for Smart Grid Research,
combining clearly defined Market Sizing Statistics with Financial
Analysis of Merger, Acquisition and Investment. Within its 239 pages and
over 30 charts and tables, the report establishes the facts and draws
conclusions as to what is shaping the future of the Smart Grid industry.
In the last 3 years we estimate that the world investment in Smart Grid
has doubled from $16.2 billion in 2010 to $36.5 in 2012. However, it is
rather unbalanced because the current share taken by smart meters is
running at around 40% of the market, whilst its potential market value
over the full 20 year program will be no more than 9%.
The structure of the business is currently skewed heavily towards the
major international suppliers where 26 companies shared sales of $81.9
billion in 2012 giving an average revenue of $3.125 billion but only
accounting for 1% of the population of suppliers.
Supply side Business Models and Routes to Market will change to exploit
the opportunities of Smart Grid as applied to the Industrial and
Commercial market, the interface with Smart Buildings and the Electrical
Communications is the one of the 4 main sectors that now makes up a Pure
Smart Grid business. There is a lack of expertise and understanding of
communications technology within the utility industry to develop it. It
will therefore require expertise and investment from the wider
communications industry to rapidly transform this aspect of the business.
In the space of 6 years mergers and acquisitions have grown from $134
million in 2007 to $10.6 billion in 2011 and a near doubling in the
value of deals at $19.5 billion in 2012. Both the growth and now scale
of M&A activity show the supply side is gearing up to meet the
requirements of new technology and forecast demand for pure smart grid
products and systems worth approx. $2,000 billion over the next 20 years.
In the last 3 years M&A activity has been driven by strategic buys,
particularly by the major global electrical transmission and
distribution supplier companies. In 2010 strategic buys accounted for
73% of the deals, in 2011 they increased their share marginally to 75%.
In 2012 they declined to 60% as acquisitions from companies external to
electrical transmission and distribution industry, particularly IT and
communications companies made some large and impressive acquisitions to
gain a strong foothold in the Smart Grid business.
Total new VC investment for 2012 was $779 million based on 41
transactions, which is a fall of 37% on 2011. So along with Clean Tech
VC investment it declined, but we believe that it has now bottomed out.
- Cooper Industries
- Efacec Group
- Elster Group
- Emerson (News - Alert)
- General Electric
- Hager Group
- Hitachi Group
- Mitsubishi (News - Alert)
- Rockwell Automation
- Schneider Electric
- 4Home (News - Alert)
- Abertis Telecoms
- Active Power
- Advanced Control Systems
- Accenture (News - Alert)
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wdmd7l/the_smart_grid
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