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17 Jul 2024

2024 U.S. Elections: Implications for the Water Industry 
The 2024 U.S. presidential and congressional elections carry long-term ramifications for the water and wastewater sectors, potentially reshaping their regulatory landscapes, current and future public funding programs, private sector dynamics, and, most importantly, the foundational precepts of federal agency authority.

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From PFAS to Consolidation, Key Water Market Developments Impacting Utility Strategies 

In this client presentation, Bluefield water experts presented an overview of the private water landscape—from the latest trends in investor-owned utility M&A to the key...
18 Jun. 2024
Analyst PresentationIndustry presentations given by our team of water experts at water conferences and other speaking engagements.
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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...
11 Jun. 2024
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, Q2 2024 

Bluefield recorded 21 approved deals during Q1 2024, marking the fewest deals approved in a quarter since 2019. High interest rates and inflation over the...
15 May. 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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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
Insight Report + DataDeep dive analysis on comprehensive topics to identify market opportunities. Data access available to Data Navigator seat holders and report buyers.

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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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.

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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Private Equity Takes Wheel of H2O Innovation 

On 2 October 2023, Ember Infrastructure Management LP announced its intention to acquire H2O Innovation Inc., a Canadian water solutions provider. H2O reported revenues of...
13 Oct. 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, 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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