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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... »



Big Week for Water! Three 1 million dollar deals: New Mountain Capital acquires @Aegion ($963M), @autodesk acquires @Innovyze ($1B) and @QUIKRETE acquires @Forterrabp ($2.7B). We discuss the first in new podcast...#WaterDeals pic.twitter.com/yKGluGzSyx

02 Mar 2021 • The Water Values
Wastewater Innovation & Microscopy with Bryan Arndt

23 Feb 2021 • Future of Water
Digging into the Aegion/New Mountain Megadeal

17 Feb 2021 Critical Sector Needs Better Cyber Security

29 Jan 2021 Digital water project activity rebounds 11% in the U.S. and signals bright spot amidst pandemic