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Research Note
11 Jun 2024

France PFAS Ban Advances Europe Remediation 
On 4 April, the French National Assembly unanimously approved a new bill that bans certain PFAS products as of 1 January 2026. France’s Regional Health Agencies will systematically test for PFAS in drinking water and impose a quality limit of 0.1 μg/L as part of the French PFAS Action Plan 2023–2027.

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Outsiders Angling for Stakes in U.S. Water Market 

The increased focus on U.S. water infrastructure is attracting industry outsiders to the water industry — exploring paths for market entry. Successful entrants have carved-out...
23 Mar. 2017
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Severn Trent Jettisons U.S. Water Business 

With Severn Trent’s exit, competition among the leading players will likely escalate in their pursuit of its expiring contracts. Outsiders, including PPC and Alston Capital,...
14 Jul. 2017
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Suez Seeks Efficiencies with Onsite Reuse in NY 

On 28 February 2018, Suez announced the construction of a water recycling system at the Nassau County Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in New...
27 Mar. 2018
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American Water’s Retreat from Municipal O&M Signals Caution for Outsourcing Strategies 

On 9 July 2018, U.S.-based investor-owned utility (IOU) American Water Works Company, Inc. announced the sale of 23 of its 33 active operations and maintenance...
30 Jul. 2018
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Covid-19 Sets Stage for Water & Wastewater Utility M&A 

As implications of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold across the U.S., and around the world, essential water & wastewater service providers are facing unforeseen...
7 Apr. 2020
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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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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2, 2020 

The first quarter of 2020 signals increasing opportunities for growth across the U.S. private water market as water & wastewater systems contend with the public...
30 Apr. 2020
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2020 

The 28 transactions in this past quarter exceeded the 20 deals in Q2 2019. Still early in calculating the impacts of a COVID-driven recession, the...
18 Aug. 2020
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q3 2021 

The first half of 2021 saw the highest six-month deal flow recorded by Bluefield to date with 239 deals. The private water and digital water...
30 Sep. 2021
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2021 

Despite fewer third-quarter approvals than initially anticipated, 2021 is still on track to become the most active year in terms of utility acquisitions in the...
5 Dec. 2021
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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