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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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Venture Capital in Water: Key Transactions and TrendsAs start-ups develop new solutions for a risk-averse municipal water sector, venture capital is a key channel of funding to bridge a lengthy process in...
7 Dec. 2017
Aquam Taps VCs to Scale Water PortfolioOn 6 November 2017, Aquam Corporation secured US$26 million in funding from NewWorld Capital Group LLC and an undisclosed fund managed by Credit-Suisse to accelerate...
7 Dec. 2017
Xylem Smart Water Strategy Breakdown: The Creation of a Market Leading PortfolioXylem eyes nascent developments around smart infrastructure and data analytics as key catalysts for future growth opportunities in water. Since 2015, Xylem has made a...
9 Jul. 2018
Company ProfileProfiles of key organizations in water, what they do, how they perform, etc.
Jain Adds ETwater, Reaffirms Digital StrategyAdvancements in data acquisition equipment, communications networks, and data analytics and visualization platforms have ushered in a new era of technology applications within traditional agriculture...
26 Sep. 2018
Suez Accelerates Digital Water Offering, Completes Stake in OptimaticsIn adding Optimatics to its suite of digital water products for the municipal utility market, Suez further strengthens its capabilities towards strategic design and capital...
10 Oct. 2018
Venture and Growth Capital: Transactions & Trends in Digital Water, 2009-2018Venture capital continues to emerge as a key financing mechanism to accelerate growth, particularly as academic spin-offs and new market entrants seek to scale in...
18 Oct. 2018
Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, 2018 Year in ReviewOverall, 2018 was a strong year for digital water, with growing interest among municipal water utilities seeking to engage in data-driven technologies and solutions. This...
3 Feb. 2019
Water Industry 4.0: U.S. & Canada Digital Water Market Forecast, 2019-2030This report provides a comprehensive overview of the market for digital water, wastewater, and stormwater management solutions in the U.S. & Canada municipal water industry.
14 Jan. 2020
Digital Water Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2022While supply chain disruptions have impacted hardware suppliers’ order fulfillment and squeezed their profit margins, many major digital water providers have avoided large-scale order cancellations...
11 Jul. 2022
Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2022The US$25.9 billion global digital water market faced continued uncertainty in Q3 2022, challenged by component shortages, inflation, a creeping recession, and the geopolitical fallout...
22 Dec. 2022