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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 o... »

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... »

Eversource’s $1.68B Water Deal Indicates Renewed Convergence of U.S. Critical Infrastructure

One 2 June 2017, Eversource Energy, New England’s largest energy provider, announced plans to acquire Aquarion Water, the region’s largest private water company for $1.68 billion. The two companie... »

U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update, Year-End 2016

More than US$622 million of acquisitions for 56 deals were completed in 2016, pushing the total executed deal value since the start of 2013 to more... »

10 Nov 2016

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U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update: 2013 – Q3 2016

More than US$448 million of acquisitions for 25 deals have been completed through the first three quarters of this year... »

U.S. Private Water Utilities: Market Trends, Strategies, and Opportunities, 2016

New report analyzing the role of private water utilities in the U.S. market – identifying key trends, evaluating strategies, and assessing opportunities: ... »

U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities Quarterly M&A Update

More than US$384 million of IOU acquisitions across 20 deals have been completed so far in 2016. This year is already on track to surpass 2015 value of deals by more than US$200 million.... »

New Supply Strategy Surfaces for EPCOR

On 1 November 2015, EPCOR Utilities Inc. and Arizona's Maricopa Water District (MWD) signed a 50-year agreement allowing the purchase and treatment of surface water for potable uses in the Agua Fria d... »

Water PPPs Gain Acceptance, Financing in Canada

On 6 November 2015, the Saint John, New Brunswick City Council awarded a design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) water system project with a 33-year term to Port City Water Partners (PCWP). The ... »

Algonquin Fills Out U.S. Portfolio with Park Water

On 19 September 2014, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation of Ontario, Canada announced an agreement with California- based Carlyle Infrastructure to purchase 100% of Park Water Company shares ... »

U.S. Private Water Market: Opportunities & Strategies, 2014

U.S. private water markets are poised for significant growth. With an infrastructure investment gap of more than US$500 billion for drinking water and wastewater treatment over the next twenty years, ... »



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