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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... »

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... »

Is U.S. Private Water Poised for Shakeup at the Top?

On 31 August 2020, Veolia made an unsolicited offer to acquire 29.9% of Engie’s shares of Suez. The offer came in at €15.50 per share—50% over the closing price of Suez... »

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. ... »

H2O Innovation Builds Water Utility Service Portfolio via M&A

On 2 July 2020, H2O Innovation announced the acquisition of Gulf Utility Service (GUS), an operations and maintenance (O&M) company for water & wastewater utilities in the Greater Houston, Texas metropolitan area.... »

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.... »

Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2020

The U.S. industrial water landscape is highly siloed across 20 industrial verticals analyzed by Bluefield Research. This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends, transaction details, and competitive shifts influencing industrial water management.... »

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 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.... »

01 Mar 2018

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... »



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

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