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23 Apr 2024

Investor-Owned Utilities: Market Overview and Company Rankings 
The U.S. water and wastewater utility 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. But within this landscape, an evolving roster of investor-owned utilities is reshaping the market by carving out regional and national positions—regulated and non-regulated—through M&A and organic growth.

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JEA Sale Could Set High Water Mark in Florida 

On 28 November 2017, a JEA board member set in motion the potential of privatization, or transfer of the utility, to a privately held company....
28 Dec. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

NW Natural Expands Into Water Via M&A 

NW Natural announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire Salmon Valley Water Company and Falls Water Company, two privately owned water utilities in...
16 Jan. 2018
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

U.S. Investor Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals and Trends, Year-End 2017 

In 2017, the water industry completed more than US$2.11 billion of investor-owned utility (IOU) acquisitions — across 90 deals. Another 65 pending deals worth US$308...
29 Jan. 2018
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.
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U.S. Private Water Market: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2018 

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends in financial performance, O&M contracts, M&A transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of...
22 Dec. 2018
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019 

This new Focus Report from Bluefield Research provides an in-depth analysis of the changing investor-owned utility landscape in the U.S., including key policy drivers, M&A...
31 May. 2019
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Central States Water Quietly Builds Utility Platform 

Bluefield’s Q3 2019, quarterly tracking and analysis of IOU M&A activity in the U.S. has uncovered new market entries for investor-owned utility Central States Water...
16 Oct. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2019 

The third quarter of 2019 signals increasing opportunities for growth across the U.S. private water market. This quarterly insight highlights key trends, transactions, and competitive shifts...
22 Oct. 2019
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Take Two: JEA Seeks Bidders for Water Utility Assets 

On 14 October 2019, the JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority) evaluation committee released the names of eight companies—with one company undisclosed—that expressed interest in purchasing...
31 Oct. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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NW Natural Jumps into Texas Water Market 

On 31 October 2019, investor-owned utility (IOU) NW Natural made a move well beyond its current geographic footprint with the acquisition of Texas-based T&W Water...
6 Dec. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Liberty Adds Water in the Empire State 

On 20 November 2019, American Water announced the sale of its regulated water operations in New York (New York American Water) to Liberty Utilities, a...
18 Dec. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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