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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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Top Companies in Water: Financial Signals and Market Trends, Q1 2024 

In Q4 2023, 33 of the 50 top public companies reported quarterly earnings growth compared to Q4 2022. The Network & Distribution segment (one of...
27 Mar. 2024
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
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Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2024 

AI-based solutions gain traction in digital water. Recent utility projects (e.g., Sutton and East Surrey Water) and product launches (e.g., FIDO Tech) leverage artificial intelligence...
21 Mar. 2024
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q1 2024 

The 2023 year ended with a total of 372 transactions tracked by Bluefield. Bluefield has tracked 54 total water deals so far this year. There...
19 Mar. 2024
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Water M&A Data Seat Holders

Europe Municipal Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2024 

Europe is set to see a rise in M&A activity after lowest third quarter in over a decade as the easing of inflation across the...
18 Mar. 2024
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Europe Lays the Foundations for the Water Sector’s Complex Future: Bluefield’s 2024 Regional Outlook 

Bluefield's Europe water experts presented findings from their analysis of 2024–2030 Europe Municipal Water CAPEX Forecasts, and provided an overview of the state of Europe’s...
13 Mar. 2024
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.
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Industrial Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2024 

Policymakers in Florida, Maryland, and North Carolina are taking legislative steps to target sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination (primarily industrial facilities) and...
9 Mar. 2024
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
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Pennon Group Braves U.K. Market Turbulence 

On 10 January 2024, Pennon Group—an LSE-listed company active in the English water & wastewater utility and retail markets—announced it had completed the 100% acquisition...
9 Feb. 2024
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Europe Municipal Water & Wastewater: CAPEX Market Forecasts, 2024–2030 

Bluefield forecasts a total cumulative US$476 billion in water & wastewater infrastructure CAPEX investment in Europe from 2024 to 2030, scaling from US$60 billion annually...
7 Feb. 2024
Insight Report + DataDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

Europe Municipal Wastewater Reuse: Business Models and Competitive Strategies 

Part 2 of Bluefield's comprehensive Europe municipal wastewater reuse analysis, studies 16 municipal wastewater reuse projects in nine European countries that showcase different approaches to...
9 Nov. 2023
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

The European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) – ESRS E3 

The ESRS provide reporting parameters for the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues identified in the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). Reporting is mandatory and...
6 Nov. 2023
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
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