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Quarterly Review
5 Dec 2021

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 U.S. With 27 approvals identified in the third quarter, and at least 18 already recorded so far in Q4, the total number of deals this year has already topped 151, equaling the total 2020 high. 

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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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U.S. Private Water Market: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2018 

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends in financial performance, O&M contracts, M&A transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of...
22 Dec. 2018
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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SJW Lands Rare, Cross Country Water Utility Deal 

On 15 March 2018, SJW Group (SJW) and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS) announced plans to merge in an all-stock transaction, priced at US$750 million....
2 Apr. 2018
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event

Outsourcing O&M for Water & Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends 

Companies across the water sector value chain are leveraging their positions to build a presence in water and wastewater utility O&M operations. Third-party, private firms in...
1 Mar. 2018
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

U.S. Investor Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals and Trends, Year-End 2017 

In 2017, the water industry completed more than US$2.11 billion of investor-owned utility (IOU) acquisitions — across 90 deals. Another 65 pending deals worth US$308...
29 Jan. 2018
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private Investment 

Established investor-owned utility companies – and a host of potential outside financial investors are refining their strategies to expand or develop their positions in U.S water
13 Nov. 2017
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U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities, M&A Deals and Trends, Q4 2017 

Through Q3 2017, more than US$263 million of IOU acquisitions for 62 deals have been completed. American Water completed three tuck-in acquisitions. Texas and Pennsylvania continue...
15 Oct. 2017
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U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals & Trends, Q3 2017 

More than US$187 million of acquisitions for 28 deals were completed in the second quarter of this year. While American Water and Aqua America further built...
2 Aug. 2017
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Eversource’s $1.68B Water Deal Indicates Renewed Convergence of U.S. Critical Infrastructure 

One 2 June 2017, Eversource Energy, New England’s largest energy provider, announced plans to acquire Aquarion Water, the region’s largest private water company for $1.68...
8 Jun. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update, Year-End 2016 

More than US$622 million of acquisitions for 56 deals were completed in 2016, pushing the total executed deal value since the start of 2013 to...
19 Jan. 2017
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