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20 Dec 2019 Research Note

Consolidated Water Diversifies with PERC Water

In Q4 2019, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. announced the acquisition of a controlling 51% stake in PERC Water Corporation for US$4.1 million.... »


18 Dec 2019 Research Note

Liberty Adds Water in the Empire State

On 20 November 2019, American Water announced the sale of its regulated water operations in New York (New York American Water) to Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of the Oakville, Ontario, Canada-based... »


12 Dec 2019 Research Note

Industrial Water Garners Attention in SUEZ 2030

On 2 October 2019, Suez announced SUEZ 2030, a strategic initiative to restructure the business and deliver results as soon as 2021. Compelled by activist investor Amber Capital, which has accused Sue... »


06 Dec 2019 Research Note

NW Natural Jumps into Texas Water Market

On 31 October 2019, investor-owned utility (IOU) NW Natural made a move well beyond its current geographic footprint with the acquisition of Texas-based T&W Water Service Company. T&W is a pri... »


03 Dec 2019 Research Note

Fathom’s Fall Undercuts Strides in Digital Water

On 9 November 2019, the City of Copperas Cove, Texas received an email notification from Fathom, its digital water solutions provider, that it will be going out of business, effective immediately.... »


08 Nov 2019 Research Note

Trimble Builds Digital Water Asset Management Platform with Cityworks Acquisition

On 18 October 2019, Trimble Inc., a U.S.-based software & hardware company that serves the construction, transportation, geospatial, and utility sectors, closed its acquisition of Azteca Systems L... »


31 Oct 2019 Research Note

Take Two: JEA Seeks Bidders for Water Utility Assets

On 14 October 2019, the JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority) evaluation committee released the names of eight companies—with one company undisclosed—that expressed interest in purchasing... »


A New DuPont Strengthens Water, Membrane Position

On 3 October 2019, DuPont announced the acquisition of the Evoqua Water Technologies’ MEMCOR® business line. Memcor is a vertically integrated membrane supplier to the municipal and industrial mark... »


24 Oct 2019 Research Note

Risk Spotting in the Face of Recession: Municipal Water & Wastewater Pain Points

By September of 2019, the U.S. economy had grown for 123 straight months—the longest period on record. Recent indicators, however, signal that a potential shift is underway and beginning to influenc... »


16 Oct 2019 Research Note

Central States Water Quietly Builds Utility Platform

Bluefield’s quarterly tracking and analysis of IOU M&A activity in the U.S. has uncovered new market entries for investor-owned utility Central States Water Resources (CSWR).... »


16 Oct 2019 Research Note

Evoqua Hangs its Hat on Industrial Water

On 8 October 2019, Evoqua Water Technologies announced a majority investment in San Diego-based Frontier Water Systems, LLC. The privately held Frontier provides engineered equipment packages for trea... »


15 Oct 2019 Research Note

120WaterAudit Tests VC Funding Taps with Series A

On 17 September 2019, U.S. digital water startup 120WaterAudit closed its Series A funding round, securing US$7 million from a trio of venture capital (VC) investors. The round was led by HG Ventures... »


08 Oct 2019 Research Note

Aqua America Lands Big Fish in Wastewater

On 17 September 2019, Aqua America Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, signed an asset purchase agreement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authorit... »


11 Sep 2019 Research Note

5G on Digital Water Horizon as Sun Sets on 2G, 3G

On 31 December 2019, U.S. cellular carrier Verizon Wireless will sunset its national 2G and 3G networks to free up bandwidth for its nascent 5G network. Verizon will cease to support its 2G and 3G net... »


09 Aug 2019 Research Note

WIFIA: No Silver Bullet for Water Infrastructure Financing

On 22 July 2019, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the receipt of 51 requests for the third round of Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding.... »


25 Jul 2019 Research Note

Emerging Contaminants Move into Wastewater Biosolid Management Outlook

On 12 July 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) including amendments related to emerging contaminants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl s... »


25 Jun 2019 Research Note

Seeking Fair Market Value for Water in Texas

On 10 June 2019, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3542, which will enable regulated water companies to pay a fair market value (FMV) for the purchase of water and wastewater systems in the state. Prior... »




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