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private water

29 Jan 2018

U.S. Investor Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals and Trends, Year-End 2017

In 2017, the water industry completed more than US$2.11 billion of investor-owned utility (IOU) acquisitions — across 90 deals. Another 65 pending deals worth US$308 million are still awaiting r... »

04 Jan 2018

Acciona Tests Mexico Utility Concession Model

On 19 December 2017, Spanish private water player Acciona Agua and the municipality of Boca del Río, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico signed a 30-year water utility concession agreement...... »

28 Dec 2017

JEA Sale Could Set High Water Mark in Florida

On 28 November 2017, a JEA board member set in motion the potential of privatization, or transfer of the utility, to a privately held company. The convergence of critical infrastructure continues to gain momentum... »

20 Nov 2017

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 trend, which has been... »

13 Nov 2017

U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private Investment

Established investor-owned utility companies – and a host of potential outside financial investors are refining their strategies to expand or develop their positions in U.S water... »

15 Oct 2017

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 to be hot spots for acquisitions... »

18 Sep 2017

ALLETE Mixing it Up with Tonka Water Deal

On 8 September 2017, ALLETE’s subsidiary, U.S. Water, acquired Tonka Water, a Minnesota-based supplier of municipal and industrial water treatment systems. The seller, New York-based private equ... »

06 Aug 2017

How Widespread are Municipal Water Utility Buy-backs?

The Town of Milford, Massachusetts is acquiring its water company--privately-held Milford Water Company for US$63 million. At the center of municipal utility buy-backs... »

02 Aug 2017

U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals & Trends, Q3 2017

More than US$187 million of acquisitions for 28 deals were completed in the second quarter of this year. While American Water and Aqua America further built out their footprint, Eversource Energy announced the acquisition... »

17 May 2017

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 shifts indicate further expansion... »

29 Apr 2017

Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Trends in a Changing Global Landscape

Water related M&A activity has been robust over the last three years, surpassing US$57 billion, globally, since the start of 2014. Intensifying concerns over water scarcity, water resource contami... »

23 Mar 2017

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 positions across t... »

25 Feb 2017

Can a PPP Address Pittsburgh’s Water Woes?

A boil water advisory issued on January 21, 2017 and affecting over 100,000 residents was the latest in a string of service interruptions for Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.... »

06 Feb 2017

Peru Reinvigorates Water and Sanitation Policy

On 20 January 2017 Peru’s government announced a budget of US$1.24 billion for water and sanitation projects to be built in 2017, a 70% increase over 2016 spending.... »

23 Jan 2017

Water Market Shifts: 7 Signposts to Watch in 2017

Our experts anticipate shifts across municipal and industrial water markets. Looking ahead, we have outlined seven key trends that will impact the water industry in 2017.... »

19 Jan 2017

U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update, Year-End 2016

More than US$622 million of acquisitions for 56 deals were completed in 2016, pushing the total executed deal value since the start of 2013 to more... »

28 Nov 2016

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 holder.... »

15 Nov 2016

Trump Contract Clashes with Water Infrastructure Reality

President-elect Donald Trump’s Contract with The American Voter, to be pursued immediately upon taking office, lays out an agenda that could impact company strategies across the water sector&rsq... »



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