BrightSource Energy IPO

BrightSource Energy was founded in 2004 by Arnold Goldman. In 2012, the company decided not to pursue a planned IPO, CEO and President John Woolard saying "While we received significant interest from potential investors, the continued market and economic volatility are not optimal conditions for an IPO." These comments should not be interpreted to mean that the company is formally pursuing or foregoing an IPO.

BrightSource is a clean energy company that builds, finances, and operates large scale solar power plants. While the company originally focused on projects based in the United States, in 2014 it shifted its focus to pursuing primarily overseas opportunities. The company has raised between $800 million and $1 billion in funding, yet since 2020 the headquarters telephone has directed callers directly to voicemail, and the most recent updates to the company website and social media pages are from 2017.

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What is BrightSource Energy's IPO price?

The IPO price for BrightSource Energy will be known only if it becomes public. However, you may access the "Price At Last Round" and the "Implied EV" for publicly traded comparable companies with Forge Data.
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Can you invest in BrightSource Energy?

BrightSource Energy is a privately held company and is not publicly traded on NYSE or NASDAQ in the U.S. To buy pre-IPO shares of a private company, you need to be an accredited investor. Learn more about how to invest in the private market or register today to get started.

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Is BrightSource Energy a publicly traded company?

BrightSource Energy is a private company and not publicly traded.

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What is BrightSource Energy's funding to date?

BrightSource Energy has raised $669.52MM to date.
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When was BrightSource Energy founded?

BrightSource Energy was founded in 2006.

Who are BrightSource Energy's major investors?

BP Ventures
Updated on: May 21, 2024


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