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26 Feb 2024

Global Desalination: Market Trends, Drivers, and Company Rankings 
With 97% of the Earth's surface covered by oceans, seawater desalination stands as a proven backstop to addressing global water scarcity challenges. Since 1999, the global desalination sector has seen significant growth in large-scale (>50,000 m3/d) plants, with over 42 million m3/d of capacity added across 214 facilities.

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Geography Plays Potential Role in Water IOU Mitigation Strategies for PFAS 

With state and federal governments increasing their focus on PFAS regulations, public water systems, including investor-owned utilities, will need to make significant investments to meet...
21 Apr. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q1 2022 

The 2021 year was marked by key factors shaping M&A across the global water landscape: a broader economic lift created by vaccine deployments, a mounting...
4 Mar. 2022
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2022 

2021 will go down as the most active year for utility acquisitions in Bluefield’s U.S. private water market records to date. The number of approved...
28 Feb. 2022
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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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 ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q3 2021 

The first half of 2021 saw the highest six-month deal flow recorded by Bluefield to date with 239 deals. The private water and digital water...
30 Sep. 2021
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q3 2021 

Given its record-breaking number of acquisition approvals, the second quarter of 2021 demonstrates continued growth in M&A for water & wastewater utilities. At this rate,...
16 Sep. 2021
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Private Equity-backed Central States Drives Water Utility Deal Count 

Since 2016, Central States Water Resources, a Missouri-based firm has rolled up more than 50,000 customer connections and an estimated 120,000 people served through its...
27 Aug. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Cal Water Jumps on the Texas Bandwagon 

On 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
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Year-End 2020 

Looking back to 2020, disruption was on full display across the water sector, including within the private water segment. A review of 2020 M&A activity...
24 Mar. 2021
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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U.S Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2020 

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends, transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of water experts tracks company financials, mergers...
20 Nov. 2020
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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