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Insight Service: Digital Water

03 Feb 2019 Quarterly Insight

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 insights highlights... »


22 Jan 2019 Research Note

Unplugged, GE Digital Sharpens Focus on Water

On 13 December 2018, diversified U.S. industrial firm General Electric announced the spinoff of its software unit, GE Digital. The new, US$1.2 billion firm will remain a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE.... »


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
Research Note

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... »


27 Nov 2018 Analyst Perspective

Water Utilities Evolution Toward Advanced Asset Management

This presentation was first given by Bluefield Vice President Keith Hays at the Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Forum in London. Key questions addressed: What is a connected journey for a water... »


15 Nov 2018
Research Note

United Utilities EMAGINs Its Water Utility Future

In October, U.K.-water service provider United Utilities announced it had signed a framework agreement with Canadian start-up EMAGIN Clean Technologies Inc. The agreement drives the third largest wate... »


18 Oct 2018
Data Insight

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... »


10 Oct 2018
Research Note

Suez Accelerates Digital Water Offering, Completes Stake in Optimatics

On 1 October 2018, Suez announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Optimatics via its venture capital fund, Suez Ventures. In adding Optimatics to its suite of digital water products for... »


26 Sep 2018
Research Note

Jain Adds ETwater, Reaffirms Digital Strategy

Advancements in data acquisition equipment, communications networks, and data analytics and visualization platforms have ushered in a new era of technology applications within traditional agriculture ... »


20 Sep 2018
Research Note

XPV Increases Exposure to Digital Water with Metasphere Buyout

On 30 August 2018, UK-based Metasphere Ltd. announced the execution of a management buyout from owners Kaye Enterprises funded by private equity firm XPV Water Partners. XPV has increased its exposure... »


11 Sep 2018
Company Insight

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 ... »


07 Sep 2018 Analyst Perspective

Smart Water: Tendencias globales de hoy y mañana (Aquatech Mexico)

This presentation analyzes global smart water trends (both now and in the future). First given by Bluefield Co-Founder and Vice President Keith Hays at Aquatech Mexico. Topics covered include: Advance... »


03 Aug 2018
Data Insight

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... »


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... »


10 Jul 2018
Research Note

Comcast, Telecoms Fortifying Positions Across Water IoT Battleground

On 12 June 2018, Comcast Corporation and U.S.-based meter company Neptune Technology Group unveiled a joint advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution for municipal water utilities. This is one o... »




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