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Venture Capital in Water: Key Transactions and Trends

07 December 2017
Data Insight
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As start-ups develop new solutions for a risk-averse municipal water sector, venture capital is a key channel of funding to bridge a lengthy process in establishing key utility references and growth. Geographically, the U.S. dominates venture capital deal flow in water, but we are also seeing significant deal flow in the UK, Canada and Australia.

Deal flow has been rising, with deals in the smart water segment (e.g. data, analytics, real-time monitoring…etc.) growing at a high rate and capturing the lion’s share of funding. At the center of this investment activity are a diverse mix of financial investors that have been active in water venture finance and with a mix of stakes, from early stage seed funding and equity deals, to later stage growth capital and debt financing.

In this Data Insight, Bluefield water experts analyze 101 funding deals (from 2009-2017) that account for over US$704 million invested by venture and private equity growth capital investors in water start-ups.

Key topics addressed:

  • Overview of Private Water Venture and Equity Funding in Water
  • Global Water and Growth Capital Funding
  • Smart Water Segments Attract Interest
  • Segmentation of Financial Players in Water
  • Water Accelerators across the US
  • Main Players in Exits of Venture-Backed Water Technology Firms

More analysis of water deals is available in our report: Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Trends in a Changing Global Landscape

Key Features

Years Covered: 2009-2017, Deals Analyzed: 101, Format: PDF, Slides: 26

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