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19 Jul 2021

Top Companies in Water: Financial Signals and Market Trends, Q2 2021

COVID-19’s global impacts continue to affect company revenues and strategies that include unforeseen changes across select verticals. The results of the drastic changes, both positive and negative,... »

Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q2 2021

In Q1 2021, the COVID-19 recovery is palpable across many verticals, particularly in regions of the world with high vaccination rates. Supply chain restraints driven by increased demand, climate impacts, and remnants of lockdowns, continue... »

Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2021

The second quarter of 2021 was marked by severe climate events directly affecting water supplies for residents and businesses, regional funding rollouts for developing and improving water and wastewater service, and ... »

Engineering Firms Refine Digital Water Strategies with Flurry of New Products

The unveiling of new digital water brands and product offerings in recent months by global engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) firms highlights their evolving strategies and competitive positioning in ... »

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2 2021

The first quarter of 2021 built on the momentum of an acquisitive 2020 despite fewer approvals for the publicly traded market leaders. A review of Q1 M&A activity, financial reporting by IOUs and policy developments highlights how private utility owners continue to be resilient... »

U.S. & Canada Municipal Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2021

Through the first quarter of 2021, the water sector has been bolstered by strong macroeconomics. The COVID-19 recovery is palpable, as reflected in increased vaccination rates, an improving unemployment rate, and robust corporate revenues.... »

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... »



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