GE Energy Financial Services invests in emerging energy- and water-related technology companies through Energy Technology Ventures -- a GE, NRG Energy and ConocoPhillips joint venture -- as well as through its own venture capital investing group. We focus on equity investments in companies that pursue game-changing technologies and services throughout the energy and water value chain, from natural resources to clean tech.
Our venture capital investments are targeted at later-stage growth companies that have developed sustainable competitive advantages in their markets, defensible commercial prospects, established products or services, and a strong management team. We offer more than money. Our portfolio companies benefit from GE's extensive financial and manufacturing footprint in the energy and water industries, industry-leading corporate research and development, operational expertise, multi-country reach, and best-in-class due diligence.
We invest up to $5 million in each company but consider larger amounts. GE Energy Financial Services partners with other top-tier venture capital investors in emerging technology. While we are predominantly minority investors in high-quality private companies, we will also make selective investments in acquisition and recapitalization situations, as well as publicly traded companies.
Representative transactions follow.