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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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Vendors Place Big Bets on SaaS, Cloud Computing to Accelerate Digital Water Growth 

A 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
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

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
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Bentley IPO Signals Upside for Digital Twins in Water 

On 22 September 2020, U.S.-based infrastructure engineering software provider Bentley Systems launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$236.5 million...
13 Oct. 2020
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

Saur, EQT Acquisitions Strengthen Water Portfolios 

On 18 June 2020, France-based Saur Group announced the acquisition of Dutch industrial water & wastewater solutions provider Nijhuis Industries. Nijhuis specializes in advanced industrial...
23 Jul. 2020
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Water M&A

Digital Water Investments Grow for PE Firms 

Digital water has emerged as a key hotspot for global deal-making in recent years, as vendors position to capitalize on growing utility demand for higher-margin...
1 Jul. 2020
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

Arcadis Maintains Focus on Digital Growth with EAMS Group Acquisition 

On 28 March 2019, Netherlands-based engineering & consulting firm Arcadis N.V. announced its decision to acquire a majority stake in EAMS Group, a privately- held...
27 Apr. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

EQT, Innovyze Set Benchmark for Smart Water 

Canadian design firm Stantec announced an agreement to sell water infrastructure modelling firm Innovyze to private equity firm EQT Partners. Innovyze marks the second smart...
30 Mar. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

XPV Funds Smart Water Data Roll-up 

XPV Water Partners has backed the merger of water resource data management player Aquatic Informatics, with sister companies WaterTrax and Linko Technology Inc. The merger...
9 Aug. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

Pure Synergy for Xylem Smart Water Acquisitions 

On 11 December 2017, water technology and solutions firm Xylem Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Canadian pipe diagnostics and analytics firm Pure Technologies. Xylem...
14 Dec. 2017
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Arcadis, SEAMS Ready for Smart Water Growth 

On 10 January 2018, asset management software developer SEAMS Ltd. announced its aquisition by Netherlands- based EPC consultancy Arcadis NV. With this acquisition, Arcadis boosts...
18 Jan. 2018
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.