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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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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.

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

Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q4 2023 

As of 1 December 2023, Bluefield has tracked 327 total water M&A deals in 2023, representing a 6% decline compared to the 348 deals recorded...
18 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 Water M&A Data Seat Holders

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.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Water M&A

Grundfos Accelerates Digital Water Growth via Metasphere Acquisition 

On 3 July 2023, Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos acquired U.K.-based telemetry and analytics firm Metasphere from private equity investor XPV Water Partners. Financial terms were...
4 Aug. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

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

120Water, BlueConduit Partnership Signals Strategic Shifts for Digital Water Providers 

On 12 June 2023, U.S. digital water startup 120Water announced a strategic partnership with rival provider BlueConduit. The agreement will see BlueConduit’s machine learning and...
11 Jul. 2023
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital Water

Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2023 

Market conditions remain volatile for global digital water technology and services providers in early 2023. Broader economic uncertainty is suppressing investor appetite for water technology...
29 Jun. 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

Global Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q2 2023 

As climate change intensifies, cost of capital continues to rise, supply chains recalibrate, and energy prices remain volatile, water markets and companies are being forced...
15 Jun. 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

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