Private Investment

The role of private participation in water, globally, is one path to rehabilitating and upgrading utility assets. From investor-owned utilities in the U.S. to build-own-and-operate contracts for desalination plants in the Middle East, the roles played by private investors– financial and strategic– vary significantly by country and regulatory frameworks.

As the regional markets evolve in response to dynamic macroeconomic and climatic influences, established players are poised to build out from their existing platform positions and be joined by new market entrants.

Bluefield monitors key trends impacting private participation in water...

New markets & new players heighten competition for global PPPs

The competitive landscape for public-private participation in water is giving way to a new crop of opportunistic EPC firms, Japanese trading houses, and scaling Chinese firms. Differentiated along the value chain, globally-focused companies are honing their strategies to tap governments’ increasing reliance on the private sector’s financing and water experience to bridge the infrastructure gap. >>Learn More

Outsider interest in U.S. private water ticks upward

Surge in annual deal flow signals longer-term growth in utility activity. The 145 utility acquisitions in 2020 represent the highest number of approvals recorded since 2015. A combination of state policies (e.g. FMV), financial stress among municipal and small private systems, and a growing crop of private equity-backed players is altering the landscape. Not only is the list of interested utility buyers growing, interest in third-party operation & maintenance firms has ticked up and is demonstrated by recent activity. >>Learn More

Brazil water sector seeks to keep pace with population growth and urbanization

Brazil’s water sector is undergoing an overhaul with the focus on reaching universal water and sewer service coverage by 2030, sparked by the recent passage of PL 4.162/2019. Private water initiatives in the country present the largest investment opportunity among emerging market countries for major metropolitan concessions. To date, Brazil’s private water concession sector accounts for almost 9% of total population served, but increased investment urgency suggests this will change significantly in the next three years. >>Learn More



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Private Water

Providing bottom-up data and market insights for investor-owned utilities, public & private systems, and financial firms to make more informed decisions

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Clients of this service receive access to interactive data dashboards on private water.

  • M&A Transactions
  • Municipal O&M Contracts
  • Investor-owned Utilities’ Military Service Contracts

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Corporate Subscriptions

Subscribe to receive ongoing, monthly data sets, reports, and insights on key topics related to the technology industry.

Subscription Options

Private Water

Providing bottom-up data and market insights for investor-owned utilities, public & private systems, and financial firms to make more informed decisions

Data

Data Navigator

Clients of this service receive access to interactive data dashboards on private water.

  • M&A Transactions
  • Municipal O&M Contracts
  • Investor-owned Utilities’ Military Service Contracts

Support & Interaction

Analyst Access

Dedicated team on-call to meet client inquiries, review forecast methodologies, or clarify proprietary data and analysis.

Custom Client Support

Board meeting presentations, onsite client workshops, and customer-focused events.