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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 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
Big Data’s Thirst for Water: Sizing Water Demands and TrendsScaling demand for cloud-based data and service offerings, globally, is being matched by an increase in the number and size of data centers. This broader...
30 Apr. 2020
Will Big Tech Disrupt the Water Sector?As adoption of digital technology grows in the global water industry, big tech firms—enterprise software companies, cloud services providers, electronics manufacturers, etc.—are taking notice. Players...
28 Jan. 2021
Pentair Purifies Water Sector StrategyOn 30 April 2018, Pentair PLC executed a stock split, spinning off its electrical division into a new publicly traded company, nVent Electric PLC. First announced...
9 May. 2018
Unplugged, GE Digital Sharpens Focus on WaterOn 13 December 2018, diversified U.S. industrial firm General Electric announced the spinoff of its software unit, GE Digital. The new, US$1.2 billion firm will...
22 Jan. 2019
Facing Consumer Market Headwinds, Smart Home Water Vendors Seek Growth through PartnershipsOn 27 October 2020, U.S. residential plumbing manufacturer Moen Incorporated announced a strategic partnership with U.S. homebuilder Lennar Corporation to deploy smart home water management...
2 Dec. 2020
Vendors Place Big Bets on SaaS, Cloud Computing to Accelerate Digital Water GrowthA key factor driving the rapid growth of the global digital water market is the mainstream adoption of cloud computing, as well as new business...
30 Apr. 2021
Cybersecurity Prompts Policy, Investor Attention on Water ServicesCybersecurity firms are building out dedicated capabilities for water and wastewater. This growth has fueled a recent surge in M&A and venture capital, as both...
27 Apr. 2022
Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, 2018 Year in ReviewOverall, 2018 was a strong year for digital water, with growing interest among municipal water utilities seeking to engage in data-driven technologies and solutions. This...
3 Feb. 2019
Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2021The global digital water market continues to show mixed signs of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, with continued supply chain disruptions, staffing and hiring challenges,...
21 Dec. 2021