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Quarterly Review
5 Dec 2021

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2021 
Despite fewer third-quarter approvals than initially anticipated, 2021 is still on track to become the most active year in terms of utility acquisitions in the U.S. With 27 approvals identified in the third quarter, and at least 18 already recorded so far in Q4, the total number of deals this year has already topped 151, equaling the total 2020 high. 

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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2021 

Despite fewer third-quarter approvals than initially anticipated, 2021 is still on track to become the most active year in terms of utility acquisitions in the...
5 Dec. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development provides low-interest, long-term loans and grants to fund water and wastewater related projects in rural communities. In...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy regulations
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Municipal Water

State Revolving Funds 

The most recent needs survey conducted by the EPA in 2012, estimate that in the next 20 years US$271 billion of capital is needed to...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy regulations
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Waters of the United States (WOTUS) 

Due to the frequent changes to the extent of "Waters of The United States" (WOTUS) in the past decade, confusion has arisen as to which...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy regulations
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Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 

WRDAs have profound impacts on who receives federal funding and the expertise of the USACE, and therefore many municipalities are interested due to the economic...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy regulations
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Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends 

The third-party O&M services segment has garnered significant attention in recent months. The changing market environment presents an opportunity for third-party service providers to capitalize on their...
30 Nov. 2021
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Inframark-ESG Build Water O&M Portfolio via M&A 

On 15 October 2021, Pennsylvania-based Inframark announced its acquisition of ESG Operations, a municipal and industrial operations & maintenance services company. The new company will...
12 Nov. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private WaterWater M&A

Industrial Facility Count Affirms Surge in Water Opportunities 

In September 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest data on industrial facility counts and employment across the United States. The data...
9 Nov. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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NextEra Signals Approaching Water-Energy Convergence 

On 20 October 2021, during its third-quarter earnings call, NextEra Energy Inc.’s management team announced the acquisition of 17 regulated water and two wastewater utility...
4 Nov. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private WaterWater M&A

Top Companies In Water: Financial Signals and Market Trends, Q3 2021 

Bluefield Research monitors the financial trends and market signals detailed in the quarterly and annual reports of publicly traded companies with positions in water. Q2 2021 had...
3 Nov. 2021
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