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12 Jul 2024

Nijhuis Saur Plants Asia Flag via IWE Malaysia 
Kicking off the second half of 2024, France-based Saur Group moved on two more strategic acquisitions, further solidifying its global presence in Europe and Asia. On 4 July 2024, its subsidiary Nijhuis Saur Industries (NSI) revealed the acquisition of IWE Malaysia.

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Private Water Utility Ownership in Texas: Competitive Landscape, Geographic Positioning, and Market Trends 

In response to the growing interest in private participation in Texas water utilities, Bluefield’s team of water experts has mapped system ownership positions across the...
11 Sep. 2022
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U.S. Investor Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals and Trends, Year-End 2017 

In 2017, the water industry completed more than US$2.11 billion of investor-owned utility (IOU) acquisitions — across 90 deals. Another 65 pending deals worth US$308...
29 Jan. 2018
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Do Fair Market Value Policies Drive Water & Wastewater Utility Acquisitions? 

Bluefield has tracked approximately 130 system acquisitions, annually, of which only a share have been executed using Fair Market Value (FMV). Despite being adopted in...
25 Jan. 2021
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U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private Investment 

Established investor-owned utility companies – and a host of potential outside financial investors are refining their strategies to expand or develop their positions in U.S water
13 Nov. 2017
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U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals & Trends, Q3 2017 

More than US$187 million of acquisitions for 28 deals were completed in the second quarter of this year. While American Water and Aqua America further built...
2 Aug. 2017
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U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019 

This new Focus Report from Bluefield Research provides an in-depth analysis of the changing investor-owned utility landscape in the U.S., including key policy drivers, M&A...
31 May. 2019
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Trends in a Changing Global Landscape 

Water related M&A activity has been robust over the last three years, surpassing US$57 billion, globally, since the start of 2014. Intensifying concerns over water...
29 Apr. 2017
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Investor-Owned Utilities in Water: Market Share 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...
23 Apr. 2024
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U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update, Year-End 2016 

More than US$622 million of acquisitions for 56 deals were completed in 2016, pushing the total executed deal value since the start of 2013 to...
19 Jan. 2017
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