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Fair Market Value: Key Policies, Acquisition Trends, and Companies
Bluefield has tracked approximately 1,200 water deals submitted for regulatory approval since 2015, with only 8% having been executed using FMV. The legislation has historically played a relatively small role in IOU M&A, but increased utilization is having a ripple effect across states with active policies. As pressure builds to consolidate struggling utilities, more states are likely to employ incentives like FMV to support acquisitions.
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California Incubates New Water Business ModelsCalifornia has now moved into its sixth year of drought. As of December 2016, more than 42% of the state remains in extreme drought
28 Dec. 2016
Covid-19 Sets Stage for Water & Wastewater Utility M&AAs implications of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold across the U.S., and around the world, essential water & wastewater service providers are facing unforeseen...
7 Apr. 2020
Eversource’s $1.68B Water Deal Indicates Renewed Convergence of U.S. Critical InfrastructureOne 2 June 2017, Eversource Energy, New England’s largest energy provider, announced plans to acquire Aquarion Water, the region’s largest private water company for $1.68...
8 Jun. 2017
Severn Trent Jettisons U.S. Water BusinessWith Severn Trent’s exit, competition among the leading players will likely escalate in their pursuit of its expiring contracts. Outsiders, including PPC and Alston Capital,...
14 Jul. 2017
Cal Water Jumps on the Texas BandwagonOn 4 May 2021, California Water Service Group (Cal Water) announced the formation of a Texas subsidiary, Texas Water Service (TWSC). The San Jose-based investor-owned...
14 Jun. 2021
JEA Sale Could Set High Water Mark in FloridaOn 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
Hubbell Makes a Splash into Water with Aclara PurchaseClosing 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
Suez Seeks Efficiencies with Onsite Reuse in NYOn 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
SJW Lands Rare, Cross Country Water Utility DealOn 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
Flurry of M&A Puts Spotlight on Large Water IOUsCalifornia 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