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Quarterly Review
5 Dec 2022

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2022 
The third quarter of 2022 saw an uptick in activity from Q2 2022, with 46 acquisition approvals adding over 79,000 new connections. During the same period in 2021—a banner year for water M&A—there were just 33 deals approved and 19,157 connections added. As system owners face rising costs for maintaining environmental and regulatory compliance, Bluefield speculates a competitive M&A market is driving local players to capitalize on top-dollar purchase prices.

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Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A, Market Share, and Competitive Strategies 

Ownership of water and wastewater utilities in the U.S. is highly fragmented, including a wide range of stakeholders: municipalities, utility districts, homeowners’ associations, and investor-owned...
7 Dec. 2022
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2022 

The third quarter of 2022 saw an uptick in activity from Q2 2022, with 46 acquisition approvals adding over 79,000 new connections. During the same...
5 Dec. 2022
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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SouthWest Water, Corix Merger Shuffles Utility Leaderboard 

On 29 August 2022, Corix Infrastructure Inc. and SouthWest Water Company announced the merger of the two companies’ water and wastewater businesses, including Corix-owned Utilities,...
14 Sep. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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Private Water Utility Ownership in Texas: Competitive Landscape, Geographic Positioning, and Market Trends 

In response to the growing interest in private participation in Texas water utilities, Bluefield’s team of water experts has mapped system ownership positions across the...
11 Sep. 2022
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2022 

Since the start of 2022, several deals have surfaced in which a midsized-to-large local player is fully divesting its water and wastewater business to a...
30 Aug. 2022
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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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 on single topic or recent event
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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 on single topic or recent event
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Covid-19 Sets Stage for Water & Wastewater Utility M&A 

As 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
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities 

Enabled by lower barriers to entry across a fragmented addressable market, O&M providers represent the lion’s share of private participation by systems. Of the 2,073...
10 Dec. 2019
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U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019 

This new Focus Report from Bluefield Research provides an in-depth analysis of the changing investor-owned utility landscape in the U.S., including key policy drivers, M&A...
31 May. 2019
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