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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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Decoupling Water Rates on California Agenda 

As California doubles down on investments in water supply infrastructure with Governor Gavin Newsom’s new Water Supply Strategy, SB 1469 represents another path to boosting...
5 Oct. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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The Silver Tsunami Meets the Great Resignation: Trends, Drivers, and Solutions for the Shifting Water Workforce 

The global water sector is in the midst of a severe labor crunch, with long-term structural employment trends exacerbated by a sharp uptick in retirement...
21 Sep. 2022
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.
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SouthWest Water, Corix Merger Shuffles Utility Leaderboard 

On 29 August 2022, Corix Infrastructure Inc. and SouthWest Water Company announced the merger of the two companies’ water and wastewater businesses, including Corix-owned Utilities,...
14 Sep. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Private Water Utility Ownership in Texas: Competitive Landscape, Geographic Positioning, and Market Trends 

In response to the growing interest in private participation in Texas water utilities, Bluefield’s team of water experts has mapped system ownership positions across the...
11 Sep. 2022
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2022 

Since the start of 2022, several deals have surfaced in which a midsized-to-large local player is fully divesting its water and wastewater business to a...
30 Aug. 2022
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Can the Water Sector Benefit From Global Institutional Investors? 

Given the growing demand for project finance and increasing pension fund interest in infrastructure investments, the water sector is expected to benefit from institutional investor’s...
10 Jun. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Global Water

Private Water Awards Signal Growth in Brazil 

In contrast to the private investment in other Brazilian infrastructure sectors (e.g., energy, transportation), the pace and scope in the water and sanitation sector has...
31 May. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, Market Outlook, Q2 2022 

Following an unprecedented 75 acquisition approvals in the final quarter of 2021, the first quarter of 2022 started off at a slower pace with 31...
10 May. 2022
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Geography Plays Potential Role in Water IOU Mitigation Strategies for PFAS 

With state and federal governments increasing their focus on PFAS regulations, public water systems, including investor-owned utilities, will need to make significant investments to meet...
21 Apr. 2022
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, Q1 2022 

2021 will go down as the most active year for utility acquisitions in Bluefield’s U.S. private water market records to date. The number of approved...
28 Feb. 2022
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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