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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... »

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.... »

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,... »

Consolidated Water Diversifies with PERC Water

In Q4 2019, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. announced the acquisition of a controlling 51% stake in PERC Water Corporation for US$4.1 million. PERC, headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, is a water infrastructure company... »

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 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.... »

30 Jul 2018

American Water’s Retreat from Municipal O&M Signals Caution for Outsourcing Strategies

On 9 July 2018, U.S.-based investor-owned utility (IOU) American Water Works Company, Inc. announced the sale of 23 of its 33 active operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts to Veolia North Amer... »

Suez Seeks Efficiencies with Onsite Reuse in NY

On 28 February 2018, Suez announced the construction of a water recycling system at the Nassau County Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in New York State. The project is designed to recycle wa... »

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

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