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Total Addressable Market for Water & Wastewater Utilities: U.S. Benchmarks for Owner Market Share and Consolidation Opportunities
The U.S. water and wastewater 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. From municipalities to investor-owned utilities, organizations are evaluating consolidation strategies. Bluefield’s Total Addressable Market analysis sizes this market opportunity and estimates utility ownership of the country’s 183 million customer connections at US$977 billion.
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Tetra Tech, WSP Vie to Grow Water FootprintsOn 23 September 2022, U.S. engineering firm, Tetra Tech, made an unsolicited offer to acquire U.K.-based RPS Group for US$691 million, outflanking a WSP Global’s...
6 Oct. 2022
Water M&A: Trends and Deal Flow, Q2 2022Global water M&A have fallen off the feverish pace of the prior year, during which Bluefield recorded a combined 508 transactions. To date this year,...
20 Jun. 2022
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
Engineering Firms Refine Digital Water Strategies with Flurry of New ProductsThe unveiling of new digital water brands and product offerings in recent months by global engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) firms highlights their evolving strategies...
14 Jun. 2021
Competitive Trends in the Digital Water MarketBluefield’s water experts recently presented their analysis on the global competitive landscape for digital water solutions, with a focus on the leading players and their...
17 Nov. 2020
Analyst PresentationLive presentations and recordings of our analysts presenting on key topics
Engineering a Digital Water Future: EPC Strategies in an Accelerating Market LandscapeEngineering Consultancies (EPCs) are prioritizing digital water. In response to the shifting landscape, select EPCs are taking on new roles as digital water solutions providers
28 Sep. 2020
Global Water M&A: Transactions and Trends in Technology, Equipment, & Services, Q4 2017Forecasted demand for infrastructure rehabilitation projects, and demand for water and wastewater services in developed and developing markets have made it a seller’s market. Competition...
14 Nov. 2017
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
Water, M&A Reshuffle Consolidating EPC SectorThe EPC sector is seeing a wave of consolidation according to Bluefield Research. Alberta-based Stantec has moved to acquire Colorado-based MWH Global for US $795...
18 Apr. 2016
Water PPPs Gain Acceptance, Financing in CanadaOn 6 November 2015, the Saint John, New Brunswick City Council awarded a design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) water system project with a 33-year term to Port City...
25 Nov. 2015