Two Montreal-based firms have been recently taken private. On 2 October 2023, Ember Infrastructure announced it would acquire H2O Innovation Inc., a Canadian water solutions provider. A few weeks later, LOGISTEC entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners and infrastructure investment firm Stonepeak. The LOGISTEC acquisition, one of seven “take-private” water deals tracked this year, highlights the increasing role of private equity in water.
Given the large size of these deals, and the flow from public to private, Bluefield water experts discuss the takeaways from these deals. The conversation includes points in how broader sector trends are impacting Water M&A deal flow, and how private equity players are emerging as key players across the water sector.
Podcast host, Reese Tisdale, and Senior Analyst Ethan Edwards talk through the deals and emerging trends in water M&A.
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