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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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Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q3 2021 

“Water positivity” takes hold within corporate water sustainability. Since Microsoft announced its goal to become water positive by 2030, companies across various industries including PepsiCo,...
8 Oct. 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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The “Amazon Effect” on Packaging, Water Management 

The growing prevalence of online purchasing and door-to-door deliveries, even in the absence of COVID, has been accelerating on the heels of the “Amazon Effect”—disruption...
9 Jul. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q2 2021 

In Q1 2021, the COVID-19 recovery is palpable across many verticals, particularly in regions of the world with high vaccination rates.
16 Jun. 2021
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Aegion, Big Water Deals on the Menu for Outsiders 

St. Louis, Missouri-based Aegion Corporation announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm New Mountain Capital. The...
3 Mar. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Kurita Takes Bigger Step in U.S. Water Strategy 

On 8 February 2019, Japan-based Kurita Water Industries announced an agreement to acquire Minnesota-based U.S. Water Services from its parent company, Allete Inc., for US$270...
25 Feb. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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BASF, Solenis Find Common Ground in Water 

On 2 May 2018, BASF and Solenis signed an agreement to combine BASF’s paper wet-end and water chemicals business with that of Solenis. Ownership of...
13 May. 2018
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

Global Water M&A: Transactions and Trends in Technology, Equipment, & Services, Q4 2017 

Forecasted demand for infrastructure rehabilitation projects, and demand for water and wastewater services in developed and developing markets have made it a seller’s market. Competition...
14 Nov. 2017
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Suez Outflanks Market with GE Water Deal 

On 8 March 2017, Paris based Suez and Canadian investment fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced the acquisition of GE’s water...
11 Mar. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.