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Industrial Water Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2021

Corporates make investments in sustainability, growing interest from critical infrastructure companies outside water continues to grow, the future of the auto industry to impact water management.... »

Do Fair Market Value Policies Drive Water & Wastewater Utility Acquisitions?

Bluefield has tracked approximately 130 system acquisitions, annually, of which only a share have been executed using Fair Market Value (FMV). Despite being adopted in 12 states, FMV has been most impactful in only ... »

29 Dec 2020

Water M&A: Technology, Equipment, Services Trends, and Deal Flow, Q4 2020

COVID-19’s effects are still working their way through the markets and impacting deal flow, leaving significant uncertainty as to the severity and spread of impacts and recovery length.... »

Top Companies in Water: COVID-19 Impacts, Financial Signals, and Market Trends

Bluefield Research monitors the trends and signals associated with financial reports of publicly traded companies with positions in water. By zeroing-in on approximately 40 companies across the water value chain... »

U.S Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2020

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends, transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of water experts tracks company financials, mergers and acquisitions, service contract awards, and federal... »

30 Sep 2020

Water M&A: Technology, Equipment, Services Trends and Deal Flow, Q3 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 are still working their way through the markets and potentially impacting deal flow, leaving significant uncertainty in the near to medium term. Deal flow in Q2 2020—and well into Q3—signals a... »

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2020

The 28 transactions in this past quarter exceeded the 20 deals in Q2 2019. Still early in calculating the impacts of a COVID-driven recession, the first half of 2020 is outpacing last year. ... »

15 May 2020

Is a Municipal Water Ownership Shakeup on the Horizon?

Bluefield's water experts recently presented a webcast for clients assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the private water sector. The discussion addresses key questions... »

Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook Q2, 2020

The first quarter of 2020 kicked off what could otherwise have been a banner year for the global digital water market, before the outbreak of COVID-19—and ensuing social lockdowns and economic volatility across the major digital water markets—... »

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2, 2020

The first quarter of 2020 signals increasing opportunities for growth across the U.S. private water market as water & wastewater systems contend with the public health, financial,... »

Amidst Pandemic, Bottled Water Underscores Utility Communication Challenge

On 17 March 2020, three leading North American water industry associations—the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies ... »

Covid-19 Sets Stage for Water & Wastewater Utility M&A

As implications of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold across the U.S., and around the world, essential water & wastewater service providers are facing unforeseen risks to their assets and business models.... »

Big Deals Hard to Come by in Municipal Water

At the close of 2019, two large municipal utility acquisitions were taken off the table underscoring the challenges of large deals involving municipal systems. On 24 December 2019, Jacksonville, Florida utility JEA canceled its divestment... »

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q1 2020

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends, transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of water experts tracks company financials, mergers and acquisitions,... »

Water Industry 4.0: U.S. & Canada Digital Water Market Forecast, 2019-2030

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the market for digital water, wastewater, and stormwater management solutions in the U.S. & Canada municipal water industry.... »

Liberty Adds Water in the Empire State

On 20 November 2019, American Water announced the sale of its regulated water operations in New York (New York American Water) to Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of the Oakville, Ontario, Canada-based Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation.... »

Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Enabled by lower barriers to entry across a fragmented addressable market, O&M providers represent the lion’s share of private participation by systems. Of the 2,073 concessions, O&M contracts, and IOU acquisitions identified by Bluefield, 75% of the total is for O&M.... »

NW Natural Jumps into Texas Water Market

On 31 October 2019, investor-owned utility (IOU) NW Natural made a move well beyond its current geographic footprint with the acquisition of Texas-based T&W Water Service Company. T&W is a privately-owned water system serving 3,500 customer connections in the Woodland metropolitan area of Texas.... »



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