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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. ... »

15 May 2020

Is a Municipal Water Ownership Shakeup on the Horizon?

Bluefield's water experts recently presented a webcast for clients assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the private water sector. The discussion addresses key questions... »

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.... »

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.... »

Seeking Fair Market Value for Water in Texas

On 10 June 2019, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3542, which will enable regulated water companies to pay a fair market value (FMV) for the purchase of water and wastewater systems in the state. ... »

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.... »

16 Jul 2018

Regulatory Review: ‘Beast From The East’ Exposes Vulnerabilities Of U.K. Water Companies

On 19 June 2018, U.K. water sector regulator Ofwat released a review of water company performance during the ‘Beast from the East’, a freeze thaw event that wreaked havoc on water utilities across the country in late February and early March 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... »

NW Natural Expands Into Water Via M&A

NW Natural announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire Salmon Valley Water Company and Falls Water Company, two privately owned water utilities in the Northwestern U.S. The acquisitions m... »

Ofwat Challenges UK Water Utilities to Evolve

On 21 November 2017, the outgoing head of UK water sector regulator Ofwat provided an update on price review 19 (PR19), which underscored its outcome-focused approach. The update also offered a longer... »

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... »

Global Smart Water Markets: Current and Future Trends (iAgua)

Presentation by Bluefield VP and Co-Founder Keith Hays at the iAgua summit in Madrid. Mr. Hays addresses current and future trends in global smart water markets. These complimentary slides address: De... »



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