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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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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q1 2024 

The 2023 year ended with a total of 372 transactions tracked by Bluefield. Bluefield has tracked 54 total water deals so far this year. There...
19 Mar. 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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Eversource Stepping Out of Water, Offering Up Utility Platform Opportunity 

On 13 February 2024, Boston, Massachusetts-based Eversource announced its intention to divest its Aquarion Water Company. Aquarion is an investor-owned water and wastewater utility acquired...
26 Feb. 2024
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Global Water Deal Flow: A Look at 2023 Water M&A, Leading Companies, and Market Outlook for 2024 

In this client presentation, Bluefield water experts shared their analysis of notable acquisitions, M&A market trends, company strategies to expand market share, and provided insight...
24 Oct. 2023
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.
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Nijhuis Saur Expands European Industrial Mobile Water Treatment via M&A 

On 12 September 2023, Nijhuis Saur Industries announced the acquisition of Pall Aria containerized units, a subsegment of Pall Water’s European mobile water business. Founded...
17 Oct. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Industrial Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2023 

Bluefield has observed continued regulatory pressure on industries to address water risks—both in emerging contaminants and on water usage in areas of water scarcity. Wide-spread water...
2 Mar. 2023
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2023 

Multiple large-scale acquisitions and sell-offs have come to fruition heading into 2023. Water giant Xylem announced the acquisition of Evoqua Water Technologies for US$7.5 billion,...
23 Feb. 2023
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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Can the Water Sector Benefit From Global Institutional Investors? 

Given the growing demand for project finance and increasing pension fund interest in infrastructure investments, the water sector is expected to benefit from institutional investor’s...
10 Jun. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
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Water M&A: Technology, Equipment, and Services Trends and Deal Flow, Q2 2020 

The first quarter of 2020 initially began with what would otherwise have been a strong start for the global water markets until the outbreak of...
20 May. 2020
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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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
Insight ReportDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities.

U.S. Private Water Market: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2018 

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends in financial performance, O&M contracts, M&A transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of...
22 Dec. 2018
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
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