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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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Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2023 

Rising O&M costs due to inflation, capital investments for aging infrastructure, and upgrades toward circular economy models are driving up the cost of water services....
19 Dec. 2023
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Global Water

Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2023 

In Q3 2023, the 10 publicly traded digital water providers tracked by Bluefield reported an average revenue growth of 10.8%. Five firms recorded double-digit growth,...
20 Dec. 2023
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 Digital Water Data Seat Holders

Japanese Trading Companies: Portfolio Strategies and Analysis 

Eight Japanese trading companies analyzed by Bluefield—Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui Corporation, Hitachi Corporation, Itochu Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, Toyota Tsusho, and Sojitz Corporation—reported a combined...
26 Jan. 2024
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2024 

Economic uncertainty reflected in an 8% decline in M&A. Investor-owned utilities, municipalities, and a handful of other buyers tallied 140 approved acquisitions during 2023. This...
30 Jan. 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 Private Water Data Seat Holders

Mapping the Global Digital Water Vendor Landscape: 2024 Update 

The future of water is digital. As utilities and industry face challenges such as aging infrastructure, demographic shifts, and climate change, the industry is looking...
2 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.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water Data Seat Holders

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.

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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Private Equity’s Role in Digital Water: Investor Strategies and Competitive Positioning 

The global private equity sector has grown thirteenfold since 2000, wielding increasing influence over critical infrastructure sectors. This includes strategic investments in water and wastewater...
12 Feb. 2024
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA): Tracking the Spending, Q1 2024 

On 15 November 2021, the US$1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was passed, ushering in substantial federal funding to bolster the nation's infrastructure. The...
12 Feb. 2024
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Global Industrial Water Market Overview 

The industrial sector's increasing demand for advanced water and wastewater solutions, spanning the entire process from supply to discharge, is gaining significant traction, globally. This...
22 Feb. 2024
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.