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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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Peru Charts Course for Private Water InvestmentOn 15 September 2014 Peru’s Ministry of Housing, Construction, and Sanitation (MVCS) released its new 8-year plan for the sanitation sector. The plan budgets over...
28 Oct. 2014
Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2019In the United States, spend on water management in 2018 was estimated at over US$10 billion. Leading verticals included commodity-based industries such as hydraulic fracturing,...
4 Mar. 2019
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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
Mining Turns Corner as Escondida CommissionedIn June 2017, BHP Billiton will fully commission the largest desalination plant in the Americas – a 216,000 m3/d reverse osmosis project located in Antofagasta,...
13 Feb. 2017
Drought, Demand, Politics Shake Chile Copper MiningIn August 2021, Chile’s courts ordered the BHP Group to temporarily cease groundwater pumping at the Cerro Colorado copper mine due to environmental concerns with...
27 Sep. 2021
Water Solutions for Global Mining: Competition, Costs & Demand Outlook, 2014–2019In-depth report on water solutions for the mining industry -- available for online purchase and immediate download
10 Jul. 2014
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