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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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Engineering the Digital Water Future: EPC Firms’ Evolving Market StrategiesTo compete with established digital water vendors, EPCs must rethink their conventional billable hour business models, products, and go-to-market strategies, adopting elements of software and...
3 Oct. 2022
Sustainability, Efficiency Drive Growth in Plant Optimization Solutions for Industrial WaterCorporates and industrial players are increasingly including water management in their sustainability targets and strategies. This focus is creating new market opportunities for digital water...
27 Aug. 2021
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
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Bentley IPO Signals Upside for Digital Twins in WaterOn 22 September 2020, U.S.-based infrastructure engineering software provider Bentley Systems launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$236.5 million...
13 Oct. 2020
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
Brown and Caldwell Stakes Out Digital Water Position With BC BlueOn 23 October 2018, U.S.-based engineering firm Brown and Caldwell (BC) launched BC Blue, repositioning its smart utility services capabilities under a unified brand. In...
6 Dec. 2018
The U.S. Water Conference Landscape: Focus, Themes, and Corporate Influencers, 2018Bluefield Research has embarked upon analysis of 2,649 conference proceedings at eleven regional and national conferences in 2018 to identify key influencers, both corporate and...
19 Nov. 2018
Competitive Landscape in Water: Engineering Procurement & Construction Firm Rankings and Positioning, 2018Engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firms play a pivotal role in the decision-making processes for municipal water and wastewater utilities. While their expansive capabilities range,...
27 Sep. 2018
India Smart Cities: Investment Trends for Smarter Water InfrastructureIndia is positioning itself at the global forefront of smart urban infrastructure development with US$29 billion in total spend by 2020 allocated to its Smart...
1 Aug. 2017