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2011-08-03 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Craton Equity Partners, Southern California's leading clean tech private equity fund, today announced it has led a $60 million round in Series E financing for Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies. Existing financial and strategic investors also participated in the round, including VantagePoint Capital Partners, DCM, El Dorado Ventures, Novus Energy Partners, Invus Group, VTS, Harris & Harris Group...

2011-07-21 14:30:00

BOSTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gazelle (www.gazelle.com), the nation's largest consumer reCommerce(TM) service, announced today that Craton Equity Partners (www.cratonep.com) has led its $22 million series D round of financing. Gazelle's current investors, Physic Ventures (www.physicventures.com), Venrock Associates (www.venrock.com) and RockPort Capital (www.rockportcap.com) also participated in this financing. In 2010, Gazelle's business continued to soar, achieving a 155%...

2010-06-16 07:01:00

LOS ANGELES and IRVINE, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Craton Equity Partners, a leading California clean technology fund, has committed $5 million to GreenWave Reality, a company launching its innovative home energy management platform in Europe, North America and Asia. The investment is part of an $11 million equity round for GreenWave Reality that also includes a number of other strategic investors from around the world. GreenWave Reality gives utilities a cost-effective energy...

2010-02-10 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Craton Equity Partners, a leading California clean technology fund, has made an $8 million investment in Propel Fuels, a leading retailer of environmentally friendly alternative fuels for motor vehicles. Propel, based in Sacramento, California, will use the Craton investment to dramatically expand its station network in California. The company's modular fueling sites are typically co-located on the property of existing gas stations, creating a low...

2010-02-08 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Craton Equity Partners, a leading California clean technology fund, has made a $15 million investment commitment to Petra Solar, a clean energy technology company that provides solar and smart grid solutions for utilities. Petra Solar's core technology is the SunWave(TM) UP Series, solar panel systems primarily designed for use on utility and streetlight poles. Petra Solar's SunWave(TM) UP Series systems mount quickly and safely, deliver power directly...

2009-09-30 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Craton Equity Partners, a leading Southern California clean technology fund, has made a $20 million investment commitment to Liquid Environmental Solutions (LES), the premier non-hazardous liquid waste collection and treatment company in the United States Established in 2002, LES (http://www.liquidenviro.com/), with offices in Dallas and San Diego, provides its commercial and industrial customers with an effective way to manage and properly dispose...

2009-04-09 08:00:00

Geothermal company relocating to Los Angeles area LOS ANGELES, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Craton Equity Partners (http://cratonep.com/) has commenced its second round of funding for EnLink Geoenergy Services (http://www.enlinkgeoenergy.com/). This round, when completed later in the year, will be approximately $10 million; it follows Craton's original investment of approximately $10 million in March 2008. Medley Partners also participated in the second round. The announcement comes as EnLink...

2009-03-10 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Craton Equity Partners, a leading Southern California clean technology fund, has made an undisclosed capital commitment to GridPoint, Inc., an Arlington, Virginia-based leading smart grid company whose software platform benefits electric utilities, consumers and the environment. GridPoint is working with investor-owned utilities such as Duke Energy and Xcel Energy. GridPoint's comprehensive platform provides smart grid solutions including energy...

2009-02-23 08:00:00

International Biofuels Development Company Has First Project in Southern Africa LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Craton Equity Partners, a leading Southern California clean technology fund, has made a commitment of $10 million to Principle Energy Limited (PEL), a sustainable biofuel development company with projects that target sub-Saharan Africa. PEL's first development, located in Dombe, Mozambique, is a vertically-integrated sugarcane ethanol operation, which aims to be entirely...


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