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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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Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2021The first quarter of 2021 was marked by severe climate events directly affecting water supplies for residents and businesses, regional water quality regulatory rollouts, and...
9 Jan. 2021
Intel Chips in with Water ReuseOn 23 April 2018, Intel Corporation highlighted its ensuing completion of a US$25 million water recycling facility at its Ronler Acres manufacturing location in Hillsboro,...
3 May. 2018
Semiconductor Fabs Seek Water SustainabilityOn 26 April 2021, global semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology announced an investment in Aqua Membranes, a water technology firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The...
14 Jun. 2021
Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q2 2021In Q1 2021, the COVID-19 recovery is palpable across many verticals, particularly in regions of the world with high vaccination rates.
16 Jun. 2021
Industrial Water: Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q3 2021“Water positivity” takes hold within corporate water sustainability. Since Microsoft announced its goal to become water positive by 2030, companies across various industries including PepsiCo,...
8 Oct. 2021
Industrial Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2022Chip shortages fuel expansion of fab facilities, driving water demand. The U.S. Department of Commerce, on 25 January 2022, reported semiconductor buyers currently have less...
14 Feb. 2022
Leading Semiconductor Companies: Water Management Trends and Corporate Sustainability StrategiesGlobal demand for semiconductors has accelerated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Internet of Things and reliance on more technologically advanced hardware in...
17 Mar. 2022
Corporate Sustainability: Water Management Targets and Goals, 2022The establishment of water-related goals and management strategies within corporate sustainability plans is increasingly evident, globally. Motivated by myriad pain points ranging from water risks,...
22 Nov. 2022