2023 has been a volatile year with political, economic, and environmental impacts that have rippled through the water sector, impacting M&A and deal flow. Recession jitters, the prospect of a prolonged crisis in Ukraine, and the hottest year ever recorded on Planet Earth have all been priced into the equation of valuing water assets. Water’s underlying fundamentals continue to attract a wide spectrum of investors, from private equity funds to entrenched industrial manufacturing firms. Money is more expensive these days, though U.S. and EU infrastructure funding is starting to pour into municipal markets. Deal origination is becoming more competitive, and the dynamic to position portfolios for growth is ever-changing.
In this client webcast, Bluefield water experts shared their analysis of notable acquisitions, M&A market trends, company strategies to expand market share across a variety of water sector segments (e.g., engineering firms, digital water vendors, trenchless pipe providers), and provided insight on what’s to come in 2024.
Key questions addressed by our experts:
- What have been the most notable water deals in 2023?
- How is the competitive landscape shifting across different water segments?
- What are the leading strategies of the most acquisitive companies in water?
- What issues are top of mind in 2024 for the top companies in water?