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Our Insight Reports provide deep-dive analyses into global topics, including water infrastructure, industrial water management, digital solutions, and more. Available for online purchase, buyers receive immediate access to the reports.
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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Mexico’s Private Water Landscape: Municipal Drivers and Public-Private PartnershipsPublic investment in Mexico's water infrastructure has struggled to keep pace with a growing population and is down 67% since peaking in 2012. While the...
31 Jan. 2023
Global Desalination Ownership Rankings: Market and Company Trends, 2020Climate shifts are putting additional stress on existing water supplies in select markets like Australia, the western U.S., and Latin America. At the same time,...
14 Jul. 2020
Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure – Latin AmericaThis Market Insight covers the policies and economics of PPPs in Latin America. Bluefield provides an in-depth view of the PPP landscape in each country,...
17 Sep. 2018
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
Public-Private Partnerships in Water, 2016-2020New report analyzing public-private partnerships in the global water industry -- available for online purchase and immediate download.
18 Feb. 2016
Debt Wave Crashes on Abengoa WaterOn 25 November 2015, Seville-based Abengoa S.A., the parent company of Abengoa Water and Abiensa, filed for creditor protection in Madrid, a precursor to bankruptcy...
30 Dec. 2015
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
Private Water Utilities: Global Rankings & Company StrategiesGlobal Rankings of the top Private Water Utilities: Available for online purchase and immediate download
8 Jun. 2015
Japanese Water Players: Portfolio Trends & AnalysisA core group of seven major Japanese trading houses are ramping up for greater acquisition activity and expansion in 2015 to build out their water...
4 Feb. 2015
Mexico Water: Municipal Market Drivers, Strategies & Forecasts, 2014-2020In-depth report on Mexico's water market available for online purchase and immediate download.
26 Aug. 2014
Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies, 2014-2018Global desalination report available for online purchase and immediate download.
17 Dec. 2013