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With ABB’s billion-dollar-acquisition of smart grid software maker Ventyx this week, it got us thinking about how hawt the smart grid M&A market has been. Here’s a tally of what’s (publicly) gone down over the past couple of years.

With ABB’s billion-dollar-acquisition of smart grid software maker Ventyx this week, it got us thinking about how hawt the smart grid merger and acquisition market has been. Here’s a tally of what’s (publicly) gone down over the past couple of years, and how each deal fits into a larger trend. Most of the acquisition prices were undisclosed, and we threw Cisco’s invesment into Grid Net in there for good measure. If we forgot any majors add ‘em in the comments and we’ll update the list:

Acquirer Acquired Price, Date Trend
ABB Ventyx “Close to $1 billion,” March 2010 The Swiss electrical gear company adds on smart grid software.
Black & Veatch Enspiria Undisclosed, March 2010 The consulting and engineering company beefs up its integration capabilities.
Cisco Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence Undisclosed, January 2009 Cisco buys up building and IT networking system.
Cisco (equity investment) Grid Net Undisclosed, Sept. 2009 Cisco invests in smart meter maker Grid Net, which has a first product built on WiMAX.
Cooper Industries Eka Systems Undisclosed, April 2010 Cooper fold’s Eka’s wireless network product into its automation system.
EnerNOC Cogent Energy Undisclosed, Dec. 2009 Demand response player moves into energy efficiency business.
EnerNOC SmallFoot Undisclosed, March 2010 The demand response player buys wireless tech for small commercial buildings.
EnerNOC eQuilibrium Solutions Undisclosed, June 2009 EnerNOC adds on energy and carbon accounting software.
EnerNOC MDEnergy $7.9M, Sept. 2007 EnerNOC buys energy procurement service provider.
EnerNOC South River Consulting $4.75M, May 2008 EnerNOC adds on more energy procurement and risk management.
GridPoint V2Green Undisclosed, Sept 2008 The smart grid company adds on electric vehicle smart charging.
GridPoint Lixar SRS Undisclosed, June 2009 GridPoint moves into home energy management.
GridPoint ADMMicro Undisclosed, Nov 2009 The smart grid firm tackles energy from the commercial and industrial sectors.
Honeywell Akuacom Undisclosed, May 2010 Building automation giant buys into open source demand response, OpenADR
Siemens Energy4U 60 percent stake, Aug. 2009 The electrical gear company adds on software for intelligent metering and billing.
Silver Spring Networks Greenbox Undisclosed, Sept. 2009 Smart grid network player jumps into home energy management.
SmartSynch Applied Mesh Technologies Undisclosed, Nov. 2008 The smart grid network maker buys a competitor to grow.
Trilliant SkyPilot Undisclosed, May 2009 Smart grid network maker acquires wireless mesh network maker.

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