First Solar, Inc.

350 West Washington Street, Suite 600,
Tempe, Arizona 85281
United States,
(602) 414-9300
www.firstsolar.com

First Solar, Inc. is a global provider of solar energy solutions, focused on providing power solutions across various market segments. First Solar designs, manufactures and sells photovoltaic solar modules with an advanced thin-film semiconductor technology and the Company develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power solutions that primarily use the solar modules it manufactures. Additionally, First Solar provides operations and maintenance services to plant owners that use solar modules manufactured by the Company or by other third-party manufacturers. First Solar, Inc. was formed in 1999 and is based in Tempe, Arizona.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 3 4 - - - - 7
vol $319M $319M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - - 2 2
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Largest NextLight Renewable Power LLC
$285M (2010-07-13)
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According to our data here at Mergr, First Solar has acquired 7 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

First Solar’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired NextLight Renewable Power for $285M. First Solar has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include energy services and equipment (58%) and electrical equipment (29%).

When analyzing the renewable energy sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 70 renewable energy companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 3 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic renewable energy acquirer over the past 3 years is SunEdison, with 7 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the renewable energy sector over the past 3 years is Energy Capital Partners with 3 platform acquisitions.

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