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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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Water for Energy: Trends, Conditions, Forward Looking, Q1 2022Water is uniquely positioned in the transition toward a lower carbon future. Not only is it a critical input for traditional thermal power generation, oil...
29 Mar. 2022
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Trends in a Changing Global LandscapeWater 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
Europe Smart Water: Market Forecasts and Utility Strategies, 2017-2025Europe’s water industry is on pace to lead the world toward smarter municipal supply networks. With a focus on metering, leakage management, and energy efficiency
28 Jan. 2017
Europe’s Private Water Utilities: Company Profiles, Rankings, & Trends, 2016Europe's top 15 consolidated private water utilities serve over 147 million of people in 11 countries, covering just under 30% of total population.
2 Nov. 2016
Smart Water Meters in Europe: Utility Strategies Drive Adoption, 2016-2020Market insight analyzing utility strategies to drive smart water meter adoption. Available for purchase and immediate download European water utilities are deploying new strategies to become more...
27 Oct. 2016
Private Water Utilities: Global Rankings & Company StrategiesGlobal Rankings of the top Private Water Utilities: Available for online purchase and immediate download
8 Jun. 2015
ACEA, Foreigners Gear Up for Italy ConsolidationOn 11 November 2014 the Italian government enacted its ‘Unlock Italy’ set of economic reforms. This decree facilitates the reduction of municipal multi-utility holdings in...
1 Dec. 2014
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