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Cal Water Jumps on the Texas Bandwagon

On 4 May 2021, California Water Service Group (Cal Water) announced the formation of a Texas subsidiary, Texas Water Service (TWSC). The San Jose-based investor-owned utility acquired the majority of BVRT Utility Holding Company.... »

Veolia + Suez to Benefit Global Water Sector

In April 2021, Veolia announced an end to the disputed takeover of Suez. The two groups have been in a public battle since August 2020. Aside from merging the two largest water companies, globally, the collateral impacts will be felt for years.... »

Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2021

The first quarter of 2021 was marked by severe climate events directly affecting water supplies for residents and businesses, regional water quality regulatory rollouts, and new projects to improve water supply and... »

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... »

Industrial Water Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2021

Corporates make investments in sustainability, growing interest from critical infrastructure companies outside water continues to grow, the future of the auto industry to impact water management.... »

Do Fair Market Value Policies Drive Water & Wastewater Utility Acquisitions?

Bluefield has tracked approximately 130 system acquisitions, annually, of which only a share have been executed using Fair Market Value (FMV). Despite being adopted in 12 states, FMV has been most impactful in only ... »

Brazil Private Water Market Surges: Tender Analysis, Competitive Positioning, and Water Market Trends

Brazil’s water sector is undergoing an overhaul with the focus on reaching universal water and sewer service coverage by 2030. A combination of lackluster progress towards this goal, combined with structural challenges... »

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.... »

Europe Water Sector Looks Past Pandemic with Net Zero Emissions in Sights

In November 2020, the UK water sector announced the first sector-wide collaboration to reduce emissions, a “Net Zero 2030 Routemap”. The announcement parallels more wide-sweeping continental EU policies shaping ... »

Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q4 2020

As Q4 2020 comes to an end, COVID-19’s impacts continue to be acutely felt across the industrial landscape, with disparate governmental and company responses, globally, to remote workforces and onsite operations. With... »

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... »

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... »

17 Nov 2020

Competitive Trends in the Digital Water Market

Bluefield’s water experts recently presented their analysis on the global competitive landscape for digital water solutions, with a focus on the leading players and their strategic positions within the sector.... »

U.S. & Canada Municipal Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2020

The U.S. municipal water sector accounts for approximately US$110 billion in public spend annually, when considering both the capital and operating expenditures. As municipalities, regulators, and vendors seek ... »

Canada’s Algonquin Flies South, Renewing Focus on Latin America Water Opportunities

On 19 October 2020, Ontario, Canada-based Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. completed an agreement to purchase a 93.96% stake (up from the original 53.51% on 11 September 2020) in Chilean water utility ... »

Bentley IPO Signals Upside for Digital Twins in Water

On 22 September 2020, U.S.-based infrastructure engineering software provider Bentley Systems launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$236.5 million from the sale of... »

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... »



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