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Quarterly Review
5 Dec 2022

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2022 
The third quarter of 2022 saw an uptick in activity from Q2 2022, with 46 acquisition approvals adding over 79,000 new connections. During the same period in 2021—a banner year for water M&A—there were just 33 deals approved and 19,157 connections added. As system owners face rising costs for maintaining environmental and regulatory compliance, Bluefield speculates a competitive M&A market is driving local players to capitalize on top-dollar purchase prices.

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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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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

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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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

Residential Reuse Vendors Securing Channels to Market 

In the wake of the worst multi-decade drought in more than 1,000 years, a small group of residential solutions providers are positioning to benefit with...
15 Apr. 2022
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Water Reuse

Biogas Strategies to Emerge in Tight Energy Markets 

On 02 February 2022, TotalEnergies and Veolia announced an agreement to produce biomethane from Veolia’s water and wastewater treatment plants, spanning fifteen countries. The resulting...
8 Mar. 2022
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial WaterWater for Energy

CDM Smith, EPCs Carve Out Digital Water Positions 

On 12 January 2022, CDM Smith launched a new, wholly owned digital solutions subsidiary called Trinnex. CDM Smith is a global engineering, procurement, and construction...
21 Feb. 2022
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

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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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital WaterWater M&A

Infrastructure Funding Drives PFAS Investment 

While the US$1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) ushers in US$55 billion of newly dedicated water sector investment, it also includes a sizeable...
30 Jan. 2022
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Municipal Water

Blackouts Threaten South Africa’s Water Utilities 

In September 2021, Gauteng, South Africa experienced a blackout stemming from a bush fire that damaged ESKOM’s power transmission line, which supplies power to key...
13 Dec. 2021
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Global WaterWater for Energy

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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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private WaterWater M&A

Industrial Facility Count Affirms Surge in Water Opportunities 

In September 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest data on industrial facility counts and employment across the United States. The data...
9 Nov. 2021
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water