Driven by the accelerating rollout of vaccines, an economic recovery is underway as the world begins to turn the corner on COVID-19. As a subset of the larger economy, water industry M&A reflects these positive trends, with an increase in deal flow in late 2020 after a slump in Q2. This uptick has been driven by increased attention both by incumbent players and new market entrants. However, different parts of the globe are expected to recover at varying paces, with emerging markets in Latin America and Africa lagging mature market peers in COVID-19 containment, vaccine distribution, and industry activity.
In this Quarterly Insight:
- Bluefield takeaways
- Deal flow by segment and geography
- Key transactions by segment
- Looking forward