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26 Feb 2024

Global Desalination: Market Trends, Drivers, and Company Rankings 
With 97% of the Earth's surface covered by oceans, seawater desalination stands as a proven backstop to addressing global water scarcity challenges. Since 1999, the global desalination sector has seen significant growth in large-scale (>50,000 m3/d) plants, with over 42 million m3/d of capacity added across 214 facilities.

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Is a Municipal Water Ownership Shakeup on the Horizon? 

Bluefield's water experts recently presented a webcast for clients assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the private water sector. The discussion addresses key questions
15 May. 2020
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.
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Seeking Fair Market Value for Water in Texas 

On 10 June 2019, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3542, which will enable regulated water companies to pay a fair market value (FMV) for the...
25 Jun. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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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
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

SJW Lands Rare, Cross Country Water Utility Deal 

On 15 March 2018, SJW Group (SJW) and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS) announced plans to merge in an all-stock transaction, priced at US$750 million....
2 Apr. 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.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

Municipalities Monetizing Water, Wastewater Assets Under FMV Legislation 

On 1 November 2017, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission unanimously approved the US$159 million sale of the wastewater system owned by the Municipal Authority of...
13 Dec. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private Investment 

Established investor-owned utility companies – and a host of potential outside financial investors are refining their strategies to expand or develop their positions in U.S water
13 Nov. 2017
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities, M&A Deals and Trends, Q4 2017 

Through Q3 2017, more than US$263 million of IOU acquisitions for 62 deals have been completed. American Water completed three tuck-in acquisitions. Texas and Pennsylvania continue...
15 Oct. 2017
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

How Widespread are Municipal Water Utility Buy-backs? 

The Town of Milford, Massachusetts is acquiring its water company--privately-held Milford Water Company for US$63 million. At the center of municipal utility buy-backs
6 Aug. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals & Trends, Q3 2017 

More than US$187 million of acquisitions for 28 deals were completed in the second quarter of this year. While American Water and Aqua America further built...
2 Aug. 2017
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.