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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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Smart Water in the Mainstream // SWAN PresentationAnalyst presentation on Smart Water industry by Keith Hays at the SWAN conference in London (April 2016)
12 May. 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
Utilities Pilot Nascent IoT Protocols for EfficienciesOn 13 April 2017 Societá Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A (SMAT), Turin’s municipal water utility, and Olivetti, the digital center of Telecom Italia Group (TIM), signed...
10 May. 2017
Global Smart Water Markets: Current and Future Trends (iAgua)Presentation by Bluefield VP and Co-Founder Keith Hays at the iAgua summit in Madrid. Mr. Hays addresses current and future trends in global smart water...
3 Oct. 2017
Xylem Smart Water Strategy Breakdown: The Creation of a Market Leading PortfolioXylem eyes nascent developments around smart infrastructure and data analytics as key catalysts for future growth opportunities in water. Since 2015, Xylem has made a...
9 Jul. 2018
Company ProfileProfiles of key organizations in water, what they do, how they perform, etc.
Comcast, Telecoms Fortifying Positions Across Water IoT BattlegroundOn 12 June 2018, Comcast Corporation and U.S.-based meter company Neptune Technology Group unveiled a joint advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution for municipal water utilities....
10 Jul. 2018
Venture and Growth Capital: Transactions & Trends in Digital Water, 2009-2018Venture capital continues to emerge as a key financing mechanism to accelerate growth, particularly as academic spin-offs and new market entrants seek to scale in...
18 Oct. 2018
U.S. Municipal Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2019The U.S. municipal water sector accounts for over US$108 billion in public spend annually, when considering both the capital and operating expenditures. As municipalities, regulators...
18 Mar. 2019
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
5G on Digital Water Horizon as Sun Sets on 2G, 3GOn 31 December 2019, U.S. cellular carrier Verizon Wireless will sunset its national 2G and 3G networks to free up bandwidth for its nascent 5G...
11 Sep. 2019
Fathom’s Fall Undercuts Strides in Digital WaterOn 9 November 2019, the City of Copperas Cove, Texas received an email notification from Fathom, its digital water solutions provider, that it will be...
3 Dec. 2019