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

29 January 2018
Data Insight

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 regulatory approval.

This represents a US$1.5 billion increase in deal values over 2016. 2017 was the strongest year, within the timeframe of Bluefield’s four-year analysis in terms of deal flow, total transaction values and number of customers added, all of which have been steadily increasing over the years.

2017  highlights include:

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