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23 Jun 2022

Acquisitions, Investments Signal Opportunity in Nascent North American Water Proptech Market 
A string of recent M&A deals and venture capital investments highlight growing interest in the application of digital water technologies to the commercial real estate sector. Part of the nascent “proptech” (property technology) market, smart building water management solutions enable stakeholders to monitor water consumption and prevent leaks in commercial and multifamily residential buildings, such as offices, retail centers, and high-rise apartments.

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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...
3 Aug. 2018
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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...
30 Jul. 2018
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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...
18 May. 2018
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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....
30 Apr. 2018
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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....
2 Apr. 2018
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Suez Seeks Efficiencies with Onsite Reuse in NY 

On 28 February 2018, Suez announced the construction of a water recycling system at the Nassau County Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in New...
27 Mar. 2018
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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...
1 Mar. 2018
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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...
29 Jan. 2018
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Hubbell Makes a Splash into Water with Aclara Purchase 

Closing out 2017 with another water-sector M&A deal, Hubbell Incorporated, a diversified equipment supplier to industrial and utility sectors, announced on Dec 26 that it...
4 Jan. 2018
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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....
28 Dec. 2017
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