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Total Addressable Market for Water & Wastewater Utilities: U.S. Benchmarks for Owner Market Share and Consolidation Opportunities
The U.S. water and wastewater 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. From municipalities to investor-owned utilities, organizations are evaluating consolidation strategies. Bluefield’s Total Addressable Market analysis sizes this market opportunity and estimates utility ownership of the country’s 183 million customer connections at US$977 billion.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2023Investor-owned utility M&A trends continue into 2023 as stakeholders prep for looming policy changes. With the EPA's recent proposed regulations for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl...
2 May. 2023
What’s behind NextEra Water’s Retreat?Just one year after establishing a foothold in the water and wastewater utility sector, NextEra’s leadership team has pulled the plug on its brief venture...
18 Apr. 2023
Water M&A: Technology, Equipment and Services Trends, and Deal Flow, Q1 2021Driven by the accelerating rollout of vaccines, an economic recovery is underway as the world begins to turn the corner on COVID-19. As a subset...
8 Apr. 2021
U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019This 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
Outsiders Angling for Stakes in U.S. Water MarketThe increased focus on U.S. water infrastructure is attracting industry outsiders to the water industry — exploring paths for market entry. Successful entrants have carved-out...
23 Mar. 2017
U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update, Year-End 2016More than US$622 million of acquisitions for 56 deals were completed in 2016, pushing the total executed deal value since the start of 2013 to...
19 Jan. 2017
U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update: 2013 – Q3 2016More than US$448 million of acquisitions for 25 deals have been completed through the first three quarters of this year
10 Nov. 2016
U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities Quarterly M&A UpdateMore than US$384 million of IOU acquisitions across 20 deals have been completed so far in 2016. This year is already on track to surpass...
21 Jul. 2016