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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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Utility Staffing, Hiring Challenges Drive Demand for Third-Party Digital Water ServicesAs utilities move to digitalize their networks, they increasingly seek employees with the technical skills to implement, operate, and maintain digital hardware and software. However,...
6 Feb. 2022
Top Companies In Water: Financial Signals and Market Trends, Q4 2021Analysis of the top publicly traded companies in water for Q3 2021 points toward continued operational and sales challenges stemming from COVID-19, supply chain disruptions,...
5 Jan. 2022
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
Domestic Water: Drivers and Emerging Trends for Advanced Water Management in the Home, U.S., U.K., AustraliaThe convergence of climate, technology, and business models underlies a transformation of water usage and management within the household. Often overlooked because of total volumes...
17 Dec. 2021
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Top Companies In Water: Financial Signals and Market Trends, Q3 2021Bluefield Research monitors the financial trends and market signals detailed in the quarterly and annual reports of publicly traded companies with positions in water. Q2 2021 had...
3 Nov. 2021
Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2021The global digital water market continues to show mixed signs of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, with supply chain disruptions, workforce pressures, and the proliferation...
14 Oct. 2021
Supply Chain Constraints Create Ripples in Global Water IndustryThe recovery of global markets from the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a desynchronization of supply and demand. While consumer and industrial demand has rebounded...
1 Sep. 2021
Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2021The global digital water market continues to show signs of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, with vaccine rollouts in key global water markets driving new...
28 Jul. 2021
Top Companies in Water: Financial Signals and Market Trends, Q2 2021COVID-19’s global impacts continue to affect company revenues and strategies that include unforeseen changes across select verticals. The results of the drastic changes, both positive...
23 Jul. 2021
Amazon, Telecoms Build-out Water StrategiesLast month Amazon.com, Inc. launched Amazon Sidewalk, a low bandwidth network that bridges the firm’s growing footprint of smart home devices (e.g., Echo, Ring, Tile).
22 Jul. 2021