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Global Municipal Water Infrastructure

04 Dec 2017
Research Note

Ofwat Challenges UK Water Utilities to Evolve

On 21 November 2017, the outgoing head of UK water sector regulator Ofwat provided an update on price review 19 (PR19), which underscored its outcome-focused approach. The update also offered a longer... »


Global Water M&A: Transactions and Trends in Technology, Equipment, & Services, Q4 2017

Forecasted demand for infrastructure rehabilitation projects, and demand for water and wastewater services in developed and developing markets have made it a seller’s market. Competition is heavy am... »


Water Solutions for Commercial Building Infrastructure: Market Dynamics and Competitive Landscape (France, Germany, UK)

As European governments strive toward energy-efficiency targets of 2030 and the broader goal to establish a decarbonized building stock by 2050, water management within buildings has emerged as a key ... »


Schneider Electric Swims Upstream with Aveva Merger

On 5 September 2017, industrial hardware and software provider Schneider Electric  and engineering software firm Aveva Group announced a proposed merger. The deal is Schneider and Aveva’s third... »


03 Oct 2017 Analyst Presentation

Global Smart Water Markets: Current and Future Trends (iAgua)

Presentation by Bluefield VP and Co-Founder Keith Hays at the iAgua summit in Madrid. Mr. Hays addresses current and future trends in global smart water markets. These complimentary slides address: De... »


Calgon Carbon Taken Away in Water-Related M&A

On 21 September 2017, Japanese specialty chemicals company Kuraray Co. Ltd. announced the acquisition of Calgon Carbon Corporation. By taking over Calgon, Kuraray adds a new... »


13 Sep 2017
Data Insight

Global Water M&A: Transactions and Trends in Technology, Equipment, & Services, Q3 2017

Bluefield Research tracks M&A transactions and their impacts on competitive landscape. This Data Insight is focused on technology, equipment & services deals. From Q1 2014 into Q3 2017, Bluef... »


Landis+Gyr Steps from Toshiba Shadow, Into Water

Landis+Gyr, the Switzerland-based manufacturer of electricity and gas meters and provider of AMI, has launched an IPO, raising needed liquidity for its financially-stressed parent company... »


India Smart Cities: Investment Trends for Smarter Water Infrastructure

India is positioning itself at the global forefront of smart urban infrastructure development with US$29 billion in total spend by 2020 allocated to its Smart Cities Mission. Of the $13.2 billion iden... »


26 Jul 2017
Research Note
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Evoqua Takes Aim at Water Industry Leaders

On 18 July 2017, Evoqua submitted plans for an initial public offering (IPO). In parallel, the company also reported considering M&A as an option. The movement marks Evoqua’s latest strategic ef... »


Global Smart Water: Market Trends, Competitive Shifts, & Project Activity H1 2017

Smart water project announcements in the first half of 2017 were driven by utility responses to water scarcity, complying with local market regulations, and vendor M&A. These deals reflect shifting opportunities... »


Thames Water Penalized £8.6 million as Leakage Skyrockets

Thames Water revealed it has missed its leakage target for the first time in 11 years. As a result, the London utility was slapped with an £8.6 million penalty, under Ofwat’s outcome delivery incentive... »


09 Jun 2017 Analyst Presentation

Innovate 4 Water: Takeaways from WaterVent in Geneva

Bluefield Research recently attended the Innovate 4 Water conference in Geneva. The event, hosted by World Intellectual Property Organization, brought together a diverse mix of water entrepreneurs, re... »


25 May 2017
Research Note

Drought Spurs Water Innovation in Western Cape

On 16 May 2017, the City of Cape Town, South Africa applied for level 4 water restrictions, as persistent drought has put the Western Cape Water Supply System at significant risk. The city’s respons... »


Utilities Pilot Nascent IoT Protocols for Efficiencies

On 13 April 2017 Societá Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A (SMAT), Turin’s municipal water utility, and Olivetti, the digital center of Telecom Italia Group (TIM), signed an agreement to deploy ... »


09 May 2017 Analyst Presentation

Maximizing Operational Resilience (Smart Water Networks Forum)

This presentation by Senior Analyst Will Maize at the recent Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) in London focuses on utility strategies to maximize operational resilience. In this presentation, Bluefie... »


29 Apr 2017
Focus Report
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Trends in a Changing Global Landscape

Water related M&A activity has been robust over the last three years, surpassing US$57 billion, globally, since the start of 2014. Intensifying concerns over water scarcity, water resource contami... »


EQT, Innovyze Set Benchmark for Smart Water

Canadian design firm Stantec announced an agreement to sell water infrastructure modelling firm Innovyze to private equity firm EQT Partners. Innovyze marks the second smart water company acquisition... »




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