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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.... »

02 Apr 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... »

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... »

Municipalities Monetizing Water, Wastewater Assets Under FMV Legislation

On 1 November 2017, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission unanimously approved the US$159 million sale of the wastewater system owned by the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport to Penns... »

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... »

How Widespread are Municipal Water Utility Buy-backs?

The Town of Milford, Massachusetts is acquiring its water company--privately-held Milford Water Company for US$63 million. At the center of municipal utility buy-backs... »

U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals & Trends, Q3 2017

More than US$187 million of acquisitions for 28 deals were completed in the second quarter of this year. While American Water and Aqua America further built out their footprint, Eversource Energy announced the acquisition... »

Eversource’s $1.68B Water Deal Indicates Renewed Convergence of U.S. Critical Infrastructure

One 2 June 2017, Eversource Energy, New England’s largest energy provider, announced plans to acquire Aquarion Water, the region’s largest private water company for $1.68 billion. The two companie... »

U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update, Year-End 2016

More than US$622 million of acquisitions for 56 deals were completed in 2016, pushing the total executed deal value since the start of 2013 to more... »

10 Nov 2016

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U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update: 2013 – Q3 2016

More than US$448 million of acquisitions for 25 deals have been completed through the first three quarters of this year... »

U.S. Private Water Utilities: Market Trends, Strategies, and Opportunities, 2016

New report analyzing the role of private water utilities in the U.S. market – identifying key trends, evaluating strategies, and assessing opportunities: ... »

U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities Quarterly M&A Update

More than US$384 million of IOU acquisitions across 20 deals have been completed so far in 2016. This year is already on track to surpass 2015 value of deals by more than US$200 million.... »

New Supply Strategy Surfaces for EPCOR

On 1 November 2015, EPCOR Utilities Inc. and Arizona's Maricopa Water District (MWD) signed a 50-year agreement allowing the purchase and treatment of surface water for potable uses in the Agua Fria d... »

U.S. Private Water Market: Opportunities & Strategies, 2014

U.S. private water markets are poised for significant growth. With an infrastructure investment gap of more than US$500 billion for drinking water and wastewater treatment over the next twenty years, ... »



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