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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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Aegion, Big Water Deals on the Menu for OutsidersSt. Louis, Missouri-based Aegion Corporation announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm New Mountain Capital. The...
3 Mar. 2021
Toro Charges into Municipal Water Infrastructure with Charles Machine Works AcquisitionOn 15 February 2019, The Toro Company, a U.S. landscaping and irrigation equipment supplier, announced its acquisition of Oklahoma-based Charles Machine Works (CMW) for US$700...
22 Mar. 2019
Jain Adds ETwater, Reaffirms Digital StrategyAdvancements in data acquisition equipment, communications networks, and data analytics and visualization platforms have ushered in a new era of technology applications within traditional agriculture...
26 Sep. 2018
Mexichem Secures Top Spot in Smart IrrigationOn 7 August 2017, Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. announced the acquisition of Israel-based Netafim for US$1.86 billion, or an estimated EBITDA multiple of 14.1x. The...
17 Aug. 2017
Industrial Marijuana and $22B to Drive Water SolutionsOn 7 July 2017, the California State Water Resources Control Board released its draft Cannabis Cultivation Policy. The proposed policy aims to ensure that the...
10 Aug. 2017