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Research Note
23 Jun 2022

Acquisitions, Investments Signal Opportunity in Nascent North American Water Proptech Market 
A string of recent M&A deals and venture capital investments highlight growing interest in the application of digital water technologies to the commercial real estate sector. Part of the nascent “proptech” (property technology) market, smart building water management solutions enable stakeholders to monitor water consumption and prevent leaks in commercial and multifamily residential buildings, such as offices, retail centers, and high-rise apartments.

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Cybersecurity Prompts Policy, Investor Attention on Water Services 

Cybersecurity firms are building out dedicated capabilities for water and wastewater. This growth has fueled a recent surge in M&A and venture capital, as both...
27 Apr. 2022
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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
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Utility Staffing, Hiring Challenges Drive Demand for Third-Party Digital Water Services 

As utilities move to digitalize their networks, they increasingly seek employees with the technical skills to implement, operate, and maintain digital hardware and software. However,...
6 Feb. 2022
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Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends 

The third-party O&M services segment has garnered significant attention in recent months. The changing market environment presents an opportunity for third-party service providers to capitalize on their...
30 Nov. 2021
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Inframark-ESG Build Water O&M Portfolio via M&A 

On 15 October 2021, Pennsylvania-based Inframark announced its acquisition of ESG Operations, a municipal and industrial operations & maintenance services company. The new company will...
12 Nov. 2021
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NextEra Signals Approaching Water-Energy Convergence 

On 20 October 2021, during its third-quarter earnings call, NextEra Energy Inc.’s management team announced the acquisition of 17 regulated water and two wastewater utility...
4 Nov. 2021
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Mapping the Digital Water Vendor Landscape: Global Water Hardware, Software & Service Providers 

The growth of the digital water market has coincided with an explosion of digital technology and service providers targeting water, wastewater, and stormwater segments over the past...
2 Nov. 2021
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Private Equity-backed Central States Drives Water Utility Deal Count 

Since 2016, Central States Water Resources, a Missouri-based firm has rolled up more than 50,000 customer connections and an estimated 120,000 people served through its...
27 Aug. 2021
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U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater Utility Rate Index, 2021 

For the sixth consecutive year, Bluefield Research has embarked upon an analysis of the water and wastewater rates in the U.S. and the impacts on...
20 Aug. 2021
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Cal Water Jumps on the Texas Bandwagon 

On 4 May 2021, California Water Service Group (Cal Water) announced the formation of a Texas subsidiary, Texas Water Service (TWSC). The San Jose-based investor-owned...
14 Jun. 2021
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