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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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Industrial Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q2 2024 

In the wake of population increases, evolving consumer preferences (i.e., plant-based foods), and a heightened focus on corporate sustainability (i.e., brand management), opportunities for water...
23 May. 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 Industrial Water Data Seat Holders

The Hydrogen Economy: Water Demand, Management Strategies, and Global Forecasts, 2024–2030 

Hydrogen has emerged as a key focal point in the global energy transition. From policy road maps in Europe and Australia to financial incentives in...
26 Apr. 2024
Insight Report + DataDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

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.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2023 

From Arizona to Massachusetts, deal flow recovers following slowest H1 since 2019. Regulators approved a total of 42 acquisitions by 17 different buyers during Q3,...
17 Nov. 2023
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q3 2023 

M&A activity picks up among leading IOUs after a slow start to 2023. Private water deal flow increased during Q2 following a quieter first quarter,...
19 Sep. 2023
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
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Water M&A: Trends and Deal Flow, Q2 2023 

To date, Bluefield has recorded 103 deals in 2023, which is lower than the 174 deals recorded during the same period in 2022. This represents...
17 Jul. 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 Water M&A Data Seat Holders

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2023 

Investor-owned utility M&A trends continue into 2023 as stakeholders prep for looming policy changes. With the EPA's recent proposed regulations for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl...
2 May. 2023
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

What’s behind NextEra Water’s Retreat? 

Just one year after establishing a foothold in the water and wastewater utility sector, NextEra’s leadership team has pulled the plug on its brief venture...
18 Apr. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2023 

As the U.S. rolls out new regulations for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other pollutants, utilities are looking at increased capital investments. These trends—coupled with...
15 Feb. 2023
Quarterly Review + DataAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders.
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q4 2022 

The pace of global water M&A has begun to pick up speed, returning to pre-pandemic levels. So far this year, Bluefield has recorded 300 deals...
22 Dec. 2022
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Water M&A