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20 Oct 2021

Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2021 
Brexit-related constraints shake water sector, water shortage threatens Chile's economy, Mideast region, including bitcoin industry, faced with water & power shortages, and Central Europe confronts stormwater management as growing concern. These takeaways and more are tracked by Bluefield's water experts to highlight select trends, policy shifts, project development, and strategic shifts across the municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure landscapes at the global level.

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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Trends in a Changing Global Landscape 

Water related M&A activity has been robust over the last three years, surpassing US$57 billion, globally, since the start of 2014. Intensifying concerns over water...
29 Apr. 2017
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U.S. Municipal Pipe Markets: Trends, Opportunities, and a Changing Competitive Landscape in Water 

The new installation and rehabilitation of underground municipal infrastructure in the U.S. represents 51%, or US$272 billion, of forecasted capital expenditures over the next ten...
4 May. 2017
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Suez Outflanks Market with GE Water Deal 

On 8 March 2017, Paris based Suez and Canadian investment fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced the acquisition of GE’s water...
11 Mar. 2017
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Forterra Cleans Up Pipe Position in Water 

In the aftermath of six acquisitions, totaling US$1.03 billion since the start of 2016, rapidly ascendant pipe supplier Forterra has taken a step to offload...
17 Jul. 2017
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U.S. Municipal Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2019 

The U.S. municipal water sector accounts for over US$108 billion in public spend annually, when considering both the capital and operating expenditures. As municipalities, regulators...
18 Mar. 2019
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NW Pipe Seeks Material Growth in Geneva 

On 3 February 2020, Northwest Pipe Company (NW Pipe) announced its acquisition of Orem, Utah-based Geneva Pipe and Precast. The US$49.4 million transaction closed on...
21 Feb. 2020
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A Material Shift in the U.S. Pipe Market: Changing Product & Vendor Landscape for Water Infrastructure 

The 2.2 million miles of drinking water pipe and 1.8 million miles of wastewater pipe installed across the U.S. vary in material type depending largely...
11 Mar. 2020
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U.S. & Canada Municipal Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2020 

The U.S. municipal water sector accounts for approximately US$110 billion in public spend annually, when considering both the capital and operating expenditures. As municipalities, regulators,...
6 Aug. 2020
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Aegion, Big Water Deals on the Menu for Outsiders 

St. Louis, Missouri-based Aegion Corporation announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm New Mountain Capital. The...
3 Mar. 2021
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Stormwater Opportunity Reinforces Quikrete Deal 

On 22 February 2021, Quikrete Holdings announced a US$2.74 billion acquisition of pipe & infrastructure supplier Forterra. This deal—one of three water-focused acquisitions exceeding one...
12 Mar. 2021
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