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Research Note
23 Jun 2022

Acquisitions, Investments Signal Opportunity in Nascent North American Water Proptech Market 
A string of recent M&A deals and venture capital investments highlight growing interest in the application of digital water technologies to the commercial real estate sector. Part of the nascent “proptech” (property technology) market, smart building water management solutions enable stakeholders to monitor water consumption and prevent leaks in commercial and multifamily residential buildings, such as offices, retail centers, and high-rise apartments.

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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, Market Outlook, Q2 2022 

Following an unprecedented 75 acquisition approvals in the final quarter of 2021, the first quarter of 2022 started off at a slower pace with 31...
10 May. 2022
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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Geography Plays Potential Role in Water IOU Mitigation Strategies for PFAS 

With state and federal governments increasing their focus on PFAS regulations, public water systems, including investor-owned utilities, will need to make significant investments to meet...
21 Apr. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q1 2022 

The 2021 year was marked by key factors shaping M&A across the global water landscape: a broader economic lift created by vaccine deployments, a mounting...
4 Mar. 2022
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2021 

Despite fewer third-quarter approvals than initially anticipated, 2021 is still on track to become the most active year in terms of utility acquisitions in the...
5 Dec. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q3 2021 

Given its record-breaking number of acquisition approvals, the second quarter of 2021 demonstrates continued growth in M&A for water & wastewater utilities. At this rate,...
16 Sep. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2 2021 

The first quarter of 2021 built on the momentum of an acquisitive 2020 despite fewer approvals for the publicly traded market leaders. A review of...
14 Jun. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Year-End 2020 

Looking back to 2020, disruption was on full display across the water sector, including within the private water segment. A review of 2020 M&A activity...
24 Mar. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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Do Fair Market Value Policies Drive Water & Wastewater Utility Acquisitions? 

Bluefield has tracked approximately 130 system acquisitions, annually, of which only a share have been executed using Fair Market Value (FMV). Despite being adopted in...
25 Jan. 2021
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U.S Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2020 

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends, transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of water experts tracks company financials, mergers...
20 Nov. 2020
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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Canada’s Algonquin Flies South, Renewing Focus on Latin America Water Opportunities 

On 19 October 2020, Ontario, Canada-based Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. completed an agreement to purchase a 93.96% stake (up from the original 53.51% on...
22 Oct. 2020
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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