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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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Engineering the Digital Water Future: EPC Firms’ Evolving Market StrategiesTo compete with established digital water vendors, EPCs must rethink their conventional billable hour business models, products, and go-to-market strategies, adopting elements of software and...
3 Oct. 2022
Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 20222021 was a positive year for the global digital water market, with robust growth opportunities expected for the year ahead. Continued economic recovery from the...
25 Mar. 2022
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
CDM Smith, EPCs Carve Out Digital Water PositionsOn 12 January 2022, CDM Smith launched a new, wholly owned digital solutions subsidiary called Trinnex. CDM Smith is a global engineering, procurement, and construction...
21 Feb. 2022
Utility Staffing, Hiring Challenges Drive Demand for Third-Party Digital Water ServicesAs utilities move to digitalize their networks, they increasingly seek employees with the technical skills to implement, operate, and maintain digital hardware and software. However,...
6 Feb. 2022
Engineering Firms Refine Digital Water Strategies with Flurry of New ProductsThe unveiling of new digital water brands and product offerings in recent months by global engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) firms highlights their evolving strategies...
14 Jun. 2021
Competitive Trends in the Digital Water MarketBluefield’s water experts recently presented their analysis on the global competitive landscape for digital water solutions, with a focus on the leading players and their...
17 Nov. 2020
Analyst PresentationLive presentations and recordings of our analysts presenting on key topics
Bentley IPO Signals Upside for Digital Twins in WaterOn 22 September 2020, U.S.-based infrastructure engineering software provider Bentley Systems launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$236.5 million...
13 Oct. 2020
Engineering a Digital Water Future: EPC Strategies in an Accelerating Market LandscapeEngineering Consultancies (EPCs) are prioritizing digital water. In response to the shifting landscape, select EPCs are taking on new roles as digital water solutions providers
28 Sep. 2020
Trimble Builds Digital Water Asset Management Platform with Cityworks AcquisitionOn 18 October 2019, Trimble Inc., a U.S.-based software & hardware company that serves the construction, transportation, geospatial, and utility sectors, closed its acquisition of...
8 Nov. 2019
El Paso Closes Water Loop with Direct Potable Reuse SystemEl Paso Water in Texas is receiving renewed attention as its water utility is poised to become the first large U.S. city to adopt direct...
2 Jan. 2019