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  • CleanTech Finance, Venture Capital & Green Investment

    Bob OConnorWilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

  • 2Our History

    Initial Public OfferingAugust 19, 2004

    $1.7 billion

    Acquired byAmerica OnlineMarch 17, 1999

    $4.3 billion

    Initial Public OfferingDecember 1, 1980

    $101.2 million

    Acquired byYahoo!

    October 7, 2003

    $1.8 billion

    IncorporatedCypress in 1981

    PersonalComputingRevolution

    SemiconductorRevolution

    Information ServicesRevolution

    InternetRevolution

    Initial Public OfferingAugust 8, 1995

    $140 million

    1981-19831980 1995-1999 2003-2004

    Initial Public OfferingMay 13, 1983

    $147 million

    Clean TechnologyRevolution

    2005-

    Initial Public OfferingNovember 17, 2005

    Counsel forCypress Semiconductor

    $138.6 million

    Joint Venture withQ-Cells AG

    January 14, 2005$75 million

  • 3A Holistic Approach to CleanTech

    Commitmentto Cause

    IntegratedEfficient Team

    Industry ThoughtLeaders

    BusinessUnderstanding

    Scalability

    Holistic Client FocusAcross All Practices

    M&A

    Tax

    InputArrangements

    PermittingEnvironmental

    VentureCapital

    CapitalMarkets

    OfftakeArrangements

    IntellectualProperty

    TechnologyTransactions

    CorporateGovernance

    ProjectFinance

    State &Federal

    Regulatory

    Clean Technology

    RenewableEnergy &BiofuelsProjectFinance

  • 4Our Climate Change and Sustainability Practice

    PermittingEnvironmental

    OfftakeArrangements

    ProjectFinance

    State &Federal

    Regulatory

    WSGR Climate Change Practice Legal and operational issues with carbon offset and energy efficiency credit transactions

    Analysis and evaluation of REC and carbon offset purchase agreements on project financetransactions

    Compliance with state, federal, and regional greenhouse gas legislation and voluntary markets

    Corporate governance counseling relating to climate change and sustainability initiatives

    Counseling with respect to the development markets and sale of products and services into GHG-regulated industries

    Counseling with respect to the implementation of corporate green initiatives

    M&A Tax

    CapitalMarkets

    IntellectualProperty

    TechnologyTransactions

    VentureCapital

    RenewableEnergy &ProjectFinance

    SupplyArrangementsClean

    Technology

    CorporateGovernance

  • 5A Branding Challenge

    Solexyl

    SolBeam

  • 6Capital Is Pouring into Clean EnergyAccording to New Energy Finance, newglobal investment in all clean-energy sectorssoared to $148.4 billion in 2007, up 60% from$92.6 billion tracked in 2006.

    Venture investments in the U.S.clean-energy sector increased 60%from 2006 to 2007.

  • 7California Leads the Way

  • 8The Anatomy of CleanTech Enterprises

    CleanTech Enterprise

    FinancialCapitalIntellectual

    CapitalHumanCapital

    Political Capital

    RPSsCarbon OffsetsRECsWhite TagsITCsPTCsMACRs

  • 9Californias Political Leadership Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) GHG emissions reduced to 1990 levels by 2020

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