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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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Global Ballast Water Market Takes Shape 

On 15 December 2015, Wärtsilä Corporation announced a contract to supply 12 Aquarius UV ballast water systems to Japan’s Namura and Onomichi shipyards. The systems...
5 Jan. 2015
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Manila Water Matures with Tariff Revisions 

On 15 May 2015, Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage System (MWSS) Regulatory Office approved rate adjustments for Manila’s water utility concessionaires. Manila Water Company Inc. faces...
3 Jun. 2015
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KKR Rebalances Water Portfolio 

US investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. sold its remaining 23.85% share of wastewater treatment firm CITIC United Envirotech Limited...
25 Oct. 2016
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Emefcy-RWL Merger Tests Fluency in China 

Israeli wastewater treatment technology firm Emefcy Group Limited (Emefcy) and US-based industrial water services firm RWL Water have announced their plans to create a global...
18 May. 2017
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Landis+Gyr Steps from Toshiba Shadow, Into Water 

Landis+Gyr, the Switzerland-based manufacturer of electricity and gas meters and provider of AMI, has launched an IPO, raising needed liquidity for its financially-stressed parent company
6 Aug. 2017
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Calgon Carbon Taken Away in Water-Related M&A 

On 21 September 2017, Japanese specialty chemicals company Kuraray Co. Ltd. announced the acquisition of Calgon Carbon Corporation. By taking over Calgon, Kuraray adds a...
28 Sep. 2017
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Pentair Purifies Water Sector Strategy 

On 30 April 2018, Pentair PLC executed a stock split, spinning off its electrical division into a new publicly traded company, nVent Electric PLC. First announced...
9 May. 2018
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New Green Bond Criteria a Certified Win for Nature-Based Water Infrastructure Investment 

Green bonds are growing in popularity reflecting a broader shift toward innovative water infrastructure finance. As green bonds become more mainstream, the industry is seeing standards...
14 Jun. 2018
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XPV Increases Exposure to Digital Water with Metasphere Buyout 

On 30 August 2018, UK-based Metasphere Ltd. announced the execution of a management buyout from owners Kaye Enterprises funded by private equity firm XPV Water...
20 Sep. 2018
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Kurita Takes Bigger Step in U.S. Water Strategy 

On 8 February 2019, Japan-based Kurita Water Industries announced an agreement to acquire Minnesota-based U.S. Water Services from its parent company, Allete Inc., for US$270...
25 Feb. 2019
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