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08 Oct 2019 Research Note

Aqua America Lands Big Fish in Wastewater

On 17 September 2019, Aqua America Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, signed an asset purchase agreement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authorit... »


25 Jun 2019 Research Note

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. Prior... »


31 May 2019 Focus Report

U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019

Now available for purchase and Insight Service Client download.  The U.S. water & wastewater utility landscape continues to evolve with established investor-owned utility companies– and a host... »


22 Dec 2018 Quarterly Insight

U.S. Private Water Market: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2018

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends in financial performance, O&M contracts, M&A transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of water exp... »


30 Jul 2018
Research Note

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... »


18 May 2018
Research Note

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... »


30 Apr 2018
Research Note

Flurry of M&A Puts Spotlight on Large Water IOUs

California Water Service Group (CWSG) has made three attempts to acquire San Jose Water (SJW), but SJW’s Board of Directors has rejected all three offers. Most recently, on 26 April 2018, CWSG m... »


02 Apr 2018
Research Note

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... »


01 Mar 2018
Data Insight

Outsourcing O&M for Water & Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends

Companies across the water sector value chain are leveraging their positions to build a presence in water and wastewater utility O&M operations. Third-party, private firms in the U.S. currently op... »


29 Jan 2018
Data Insight

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... »


16 Jan 2018
Research Note

NW Natural Expands Into Water Via M&A

NW Natural announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire Salmon Valley Water Company and Falls Water Company, two privately owned water utilities in the Northwestern U.S. The acquisitions m... »


28 Dec 2017
Research Note

JEA Sale Could Set High Water Mark in Florida

On 28 November 2017, a JEA board member set in motion the potential of privatization, or transfer of the utility, to a privately held company. The convergence of critical infrastructure continues to gain momentum... »


13 Dec 2017
Research Note

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... »


13 Nov 2017
Focus Report

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... »


15 Oct 2017
Data Insight

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... »


06 Aug 2017
Research Note

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... »


02 Aug 2017
Data Insight

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... »




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