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12 Jul 2024

Nijhuis Saur Plants Asia Flag via IWE Malaysia 
Kicking off the second half of 2024, France-based Saur Group moved on two more strategic acquisitions, further solidifying its global presence in Europe and Asia. On 4 July 2024, its subsidiary Nijhuis Saur Industries (NSI) revealed the acquisition of IWE Malaysia.

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Melbourne Contract Reflects Value of Desal 

Water supplies in Melbourne have declined annually since 2012, while water consumption levels have increased. To boost supply, water authorities plan to procure 50 gigalitres...
5 Apr. 2016
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U.S. Private Water Utilities: Market Trends, Strategies, and Opportunities, 2016 

Private water utilities, currently accounting for 15% of the U.S. water market, are poised to take on a much greater role. Deteriorating water infrastructure is...
5 Sep. 2016
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Odebrecht Sells, Brazil Water Sector Restructures 

On 27 October 2016, Brookfield Business Partners announced the acquisition of a 70% stake in Odebrecht Ambiental, Brazil’s leading private water and sanitation services concession...
28 Nov. 2016
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Osmoflo Enhances Hitachi Zosen RO 

Hitachi Zosen has acquired a 70% stake in Australia- based water treatment player Osmoflo. Bluefield analyzes the impactions for global desalination markets.
29 Jan. 2017
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Outsiders Angling for Stakes in U.S. Water Market 

The increased focus on U.S. water infrastructure is attracting industry outsiders to the water industry — exploring paths for market entry. Successful entrants have carved-out...
23 Mar. 2017
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U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals and Trends, Q2 2017 

Deal activity, sparked by favorable macroeconomic trends, continues to center on a core group of states– Pennsylvania, Texas, California– but recent deal flow and policy...
17 May. 2017
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Global Smart Water: Market Trends, Competitive Shifts, & Project Activity H1 2017 

Smart water project announcements in the first half of 2017 were driven by utility responses to water scarcity, complying with local market regulations, and vendor...
14 Jul. 2017
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Evoqua Takes Aim at Water Industry Leaders 

On 18 July 2017, Evoqua submitted plans for an initial public offering (IPO). In parallel, the company also reported considering M&A as an option. The...
26 Jul. 2017
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U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities, M&A Deals and Trends, Q4 2017 

Through Q3 2017, more than US$263 million of IOU acquisitions for 62 deals have been completed. American Water completed three tuck-in acquisitions. Texas and Pennsylvania continue...
15 Oct. 2017
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Declining Construction Spend Raises Questions for Water Sector 

In September 2017, the U.S. Census’ monthly construction report further highlighted a downward trajectory in water supply and sewage and waste disposal spend. This negative...
20 Nov. 2017
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