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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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Corporate Sustainability: Water Management Targets and Goals, 2022The establishment of water-related goals and management strategies within corporate sustainability plans is increasingly evident, globally. Motivated by myriad pain points ranging from water risks,...
22 Nov. 2022
Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, Market Outlook, Q3 2022Globally, water markets and companies are addressing a wide range of challenges, from climate-related impacts to supply chain disruptions. As anticipated, nearly all companies mention...
20 Jul. 2022
Hydrogen to Spark Water-Focused StrategiesGlobally, the transition towards zero-carbon power and transportation infrastructure is accelerating, as demonstrated by the growing list of green hydrogen-project announcements from Australia to Europe.
9 Jul. 2022
Global Desalination: Market Trends, Ownership Rankings, and Forecast, 2022–2028Climate shifts are putting additional stress on existing water supplies in select markets like Australia, the western U.S. and Latin America. At the same time,...
30 Jun. 2022
Veolia + Suez to Benefit Global Water SectorIn April 2021, Veolia announced an end to the disputed takeover of Suez. The two groups have been in a public battle since August 2020....
4 May. 2021
Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2021The first quarter of 2021 was marked by severe climate events directly affecting water supplies for residents and businesses, regional water quality regulatory rollouts, and...
9 Jan. 2021
Water M&A: Technology, Equipment, Services Trends, and Deal Flow, Q4 2020COVID-19’s effects are still working their way through the markets and impacting deal flow, leaving significant uncertainty as to the severity and spread of impacts...
29 Dec. 2020
Is U.S. Private Water Poised for Shakeup at the Top?On 31 August 2020, Veolia made an unsolicited offer to acquire 29.9% of Engie’s shares of Suez. The offer came in at €15.50 per share—50%...
21 Sep. 2020
Global Desalination Ownership Rankings: Market and Company Trends, 2020Climate shifts are putting additional stress on existing water supplies in select markets like Australia, the western U.S., and Latin America. At the same time,...
14 Jul. 2020
Corporate Sustainability Targets: Water Management Trends across Ten Key IndustriesIncreasingly, publicly traded companies are publishing annual sustainability or corporate social responsibility reports which track resource use and environmental footprint across operations, including
5 Feb. 2020