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23 Apr 2024

Investor-Owned Utilities: Market Overview and Company Rankings 
The U.S. water and wastewater utility landscape is heavily fragmented across 48,587 community water systems serving 313 million people and 23,481 wastewater treatment facilities serving an estimated 267 million people. But within this landscape, an evolving roster of investor-owned utilities is reshaping the market by carving out regional and national positions—regulated and non-regulated—through M&A and organic growth.

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Outsiders Angling for Stakes in U.S. Water Market 

The increased focus on U.S. water infrastructure is attracting industry outsiders to the water industry — exploring paths for market entry. Successful entrants have carved-out...
23 Mar. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Severn Trent Jettisons U.S. Water Business 

With Severn Trent’s exit, competition among the leading players will likely escalate in their pursuit of its expiring contracts. Outsiders, including PPC and Alston Capital,...
14 Jul. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

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
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.
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Suez Seeks Efficiencies with Onsite Reuse in NY 

On 28 February 2018, Suez announced the construction of a water recycling system at the Nassau County Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in New...
27 Mar. 2018
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

American Water’s Retreat from Municipal O&M Signals Caution for Outsourcing Strategies 

On 9 July 2018, U.S.-based investor-owned utility (IOU) American Water Works Company, Inc. announced the sale of 23 of its 33 active operations and maintenance...
30 Jul. 2018
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

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
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2, 2020 

The first quarter of 2020 signals increasing opportunities for growth across the U.S. private water market as water & wastewater systems contend with the public...
30 Apr. 2020
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2020 

The 28 transactions in this past quarter exceeded the 20 deals in Q2 2019. Still early in calculating the impacts of a COVID-driven recession, the...
18 Aug. 2020
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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Inframark-ESG Build Water O&M Portfolio via M&A 

On 15 October 2021, Pennsylvania-based Inframark announced its acquisition of ESG Operations, a municipal and industrial operations & maintenance services company. The new company will...
12 Nov. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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