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Quarterly Review
16 Sep 2021

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q3 2021 
Given its record-breaking number of acquisition approvals, the second quarter of 2021 demonstrates continued growth in M&A for water & wastewater utilities. At this rate, 2021 acquisitions could surpass the 2020 total by the end of Q3, begging the question of whether the growing rate of acquisitions is the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a more permanent market shift, or just more aggressive players in the market. 

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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q3 2021 

Given its record-breaking number of acquisition approvals, the second quarter of 2021 demonstrates continued growth in M&A for water & wastewater utilities. At this rate,...
16 Sep. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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State of the Digital Water Market: Key Takeaways from 2021 and A Look Ahead to 2022 

In Bluefield's latest client webcast, our digital water team presents their findings on the state of the digital water market, providing their perspective on market...
15 Sep. 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
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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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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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2 2021 

The first quarter of 2021 built on the momentum of an acquisitive 2020 despite fewer approvals for the publicly traded market leaders. A review of...
14 Jun. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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What Do We Think about… When We Think about Water? 

The water sector is undergoing significant change, much of which is propelled by external drivers outside of the traditional utility business model.
14 Jun. 2021
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7 Key Factors Influencing Total Municipal Water Utility Expenditures (TOTEX) 

In this client webcast, Bluefield's water experts showcase revised CAPEX and OPEX outlooks and how they have changed over the course of the last year....
20 Apr. 2021
Analyst PresentationLive presentations and recordings of our analysts presenting on key topics
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Year-End 2020 

Looking back to 2020, disruption was on full display across the water sector, including within the private water segment. A review of 2020 M&A activity...
24 Mar. 2021
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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What the Data Tells Us: Key Insights to Drive Your Water Strategy 

Bluefield water experts showcase top datasets that they rely on to identify market trends and emerging shifts in key water industry verticals—municipal, industrial, digital—in 2021...
23 Feb. 2021
Analyst PresentationLive presentations and recordings of our analysts presenting on key topics
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