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Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, 2018 Year in Review

Overall, 2018 was a strong year for digital water, with growing interest among municipal water utilities seeking to engage in data-driven technologies and solutions. This quarterly insight highlights key trends in policy, project development, M&A, and venture funding activity in digital water, globally. ... »

Ostara Acquires Multiform, Signalling Industrial Nutrient Recovery Opportunity

On 3 January 2019, Ostara Nutrient Recovery announced the acquisition of Multiform Harvest. Based in Seattle, Washington, Multiform’s technology is designed to recover phosphorus from industrial wastewater streams... »

Saur Deal Channels EQT Digital Water Strategy

On 3 December 2018, Stockholm, Sweden- based private equity firm EQT Partners closed the acquisition of Saur Group, a French water and wastewater utility service provider.... »

06 Dec 2018

Brown and Caldwell Stakes Out Digital Water Position With BC Blue

On 23 October 2018, U.S.-based engineering firm Brown and Caldwell (BC) launched BC Blue, repositioning its smart utility services capabilities under a unified brand. In parallel to the launch, the co... »

The U.S. Water Conference Landscape: Focus, Themes, and Corporate Influencers, 2018

Bluefield Research has embarked upon analysis of 2,649 conference proceedings at eleven regional and national conferences in 2018 to identify key influencers, both corporate and people. Prepare your 2019 events plan with this relevant water market analysis.... »

Venture and Growth Capital: Transactions & Trends in Digital Water, 2009-2018

Venture capital continues to emerge as a key financing mechanism to accelerate growth, particularly as academic spin-offs and new market entrants seek to scale in a mature water sector. In recent year... »

Suez Accelerates Digital Water Offering, Completes Stake in Optimatics

In adding Optimatics to its suite of digital water products for the municipal utility market, Suez further strengthens its capabilities towards strategic design and capital investment decision making.... »

Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure – Latin America

This Market Insight covers the policies and economics of PPPs in Latin America.  Bluefield provides an in-depth view of the PPP landscape in each country, with particular focus on the largest markets including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.... »

Innovyze Strategy Breakdown: The Growth Strategy of a Smart Water Pure Play

Bluefield analysts provide insight into how, when and why key decisions were made that collectively enabled Innovyze to sustain a remarkable run of growth and profitability, while documenting the key deals which have led to the consolidated market we see today.... »

Evoqua Strategy Breakdown: Rebuilding a Water Solutions Portfolio

Evoqua holds a strong position as a water pure-play, particularly in U.S. industrial markets. The company has restructured internally, expanding its portfolio of solutions and products via M&A, and launched an initial public offering (IPO).... »

Global Smart Water: Market Trends, Competitive Shifts, & Project Activity, First Half 2018

In the first half of 2018, Bluefield identified 177 smart water projects, globally, up 4% by over the same period last year. Projects were largely shaped by utility announcements to leverage data driv... »

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... »

Xylem Smart Water Strategy Breakdown: The Creation of a Market Leading Portfolio

Xylem eyes nascent developments around smart infrastructure and data analytics as key catalysts for future growth opportunities in water. Since 2015, Xylem has made a series of strategic acquisitions in smart water, recasting itself as a diversified water infrastructure technology and services company.... »

Pivotal Acquisition Positions American Water Closer to Customers, Municipalities

On 11 April 2018, American Water Works announced an agreement to acquire Pivotal Home Solutions, a home warranty provider based in Naperville, Illinois. The all-cash transaction, which is valued at ap... »

Intel Chips in with Water Reuse

On 23 April 2018, Intel Corporation highlighted its ensuing completion of a US$25 million water recycling facility at its Ronler Acres manufacturing location in Hillsboro, Oregon. Initially announced ... »



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