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Vendors Place Big Bets on SaaS, Cloud Computing to Accelerate Digital Water Growth

A key factor driving the rapid growth of the global digital water market is the mainstream adoption of cloud computing, as well as new business models enabled by cloud technology. Though cloud- and SaaS-based ... »

08 Apr 2021

Water M&A: Technology, Equipment and Services Trends, and Deal Flow, Q1 2021

Driven by the accelerating rollout of vaccines, an economic recovery is underway as the world begins to turn the corner on COVID-19. As a subset of the larger economy, water industry M&A reflects these positive trends, ... »

Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2020

After driving significant declines in project, M&A, and venture capital activity in Q2 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had more mixed impacts on the global digital water market in Q3 2020.... »

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.... »

Danaher Meets XPV and Aquatic at the Exit Door

On 14 July 2020, Washington, D.C.- based Danaher Corporation acquired water software provider Aquatic Informatics from XPV Water Partners. The newly acquired firm will be rolled into Danaher’s Water Quality ... »

Digital Water Investments Grow for PE Firms

Digital water has emerged as a key hotspot for global deal-making in recent years, as vendors position to capitalize on growing utility demand for higher-margin digital hardware, software, and services offerings.... »

120WaterAudit Tests VC Funding Taps with Series A

On 17 September 2019, U.S. digital water startup 120WaterAudit closed its Series A funding round, securing US$7 million from a trio of venture capital (VC) investors. ... »

20 Sep 2018

XPV Increases Exposure to Digital Water with Metasphere Buyout

On 30 August 2018, UK-based Metasphere Ltd. announced the execution of a management buyout from owners Kaye Enterprises funded by private equity firm XPV Water Partners. XPV has increased its exposure to digital water, securing a position within core data acquisition and management processes of municipal water utilities.... »

Global Smart Water: Market Trends, Competitive Shifts, & Project Activity, Year-End 2017

In 2017, Bluefield tracked 264 smart water projects globally, up 11% from 238 projects in 2016. The metering, asset and network management segments saw the largest increase. Smart water project announ... »

Venture Capital in Water: Key Transactions and Trends

As start-ups develop new solutions for a risk-averse municipal water sector, venture capital is a key channel of funding to bridge a lengthy process in establishing key utility references and growth. ... »

XPV Funds Smart Water Data Roll-up

XPV Water Partners has backed the merger of water resource data management player Aquatic Informatics, with sister companies WaterTrax and Linko Technology Inc. The merger creates a combined data mana... »



"What is unique is that the proposed spending reflects greater focus on #digitalwater than we’ve seen to date. In particular, #cybersecurity represents a central focus." @ErinBonneyCasey on the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act #DWWIA @Aquatech hubs.ly/H0MNxsY0

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20 Apr 2021 Innovation and Funding in the Digital Water Sector