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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2 2021

The first quarter of 2021 built on the momentum of an acquisitive 2020 despite fewer approvals for the publicly traded market leaders. A review of Q1 M&A activity, financial reporting by IOUs and policy developments highlights how private utility owners continue to be resilient... »

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, ... »

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

Looking back to 2020, disruption was on full display across the water sector, including within the private water segment. A review of 2020 M&A activity financial reporting by investor-owned utilities, and policy developments... »

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... »

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. ... »

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,... »

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.... »

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,... »

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.... »

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2019

The third quarter of 2019 signals increasing opportunities for growth across the U.S. private water market. 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... »

U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019

This new Focus Report from Bluefield Research provides an in-depth analysis of the changing investor-owned utility landscape in the U.S., including key policy drivers, M&A activity, and competitive developments in utility asset ownership and market-based services.... »

U.S. Private Water Market: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2018

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends in financial performance, O&M contracts, M&A transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of water experts tracks this activity on an ongoing basis to provide the most reliable and up-to-date insights for clients addressing opportunities in water.... »

02 Apr 2018

SJW Lands Rare, Cross Country Water Utility Deal

On 15 March 2018, SJW Group (SJW) and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS) announced plans to merge in an all-stock transaction, priced at US$750 million. The deal is pending regulatory approval and... »

Outsourcing O&M for Water & Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends

Companies across the water sector value chain are leveraging their positions to build a presence in water and wastewater utility O&M operations. Third-party, private firms in the U.S. currently op... »

U.S. Investor Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals and Trends, Year-End 2017

In 2017, the water industry completed more than US$2.11 billion of investor-owned utility (IOU) acquisitions — across 90 deals. Another 65 pending deals worth US$308 million are still awaiting r... »

U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private Investment

Established investor-owned utility companies – and a host of potential outside financial investors are refining their strategies to expand or develop their positions in U.S water... »

U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities, M&A Deals and Trends, Q4 2017

Through Q3 2017, more than US$263 million of IOU acquisitions for 62 deals have been completed. American Water completed three tuck-in acquisitions. Texas and Pennsylvania continue to be hot spots for acquisitions... »

U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals & Trends, Q3 2017

More than US$187 million of acquisitions for 28 deals were completed in the second quarter of this year. While American Water and Aqua America further built out their footprint, Eversource Energy announced the acquisition... »



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