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EUROPE WATER IN BRIEF Vol 15, Issue 4 (April 2014)

Australian pension fund State Infrastructure Holdings 1 Pty Limited has taken a 10% stake in Kelda Holdings, the parent company of Yorkshire Water.

MARKET DREAMS Vol 15, Issue 4 (April 2014)

After a long pause, there is finally a trickle of water-related IPOs in the market. Polypipe, the UK’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer, priced at 245p on 11 April valuing, the company at £490 million.

Ofwat re-evaluates merger regime Vol 15, Issue 4 (April 2014)

The regulator appears to have softened its stance towards UK water mergers.

Thames Tideway weighs up leverage options Vol 15, Issue 4 (April 2014)

The proposed Thames sewer tunnel is not considered ‘public’ enough to receive explicit government support. What are the implications for the project’s gearing?

Tideway places Thames’ ratings under threat Vol 15, Issue 4 (April 2014)

The repercussions of the Thames Tideway sewer tunnel could be felt by all Thames Water’s bondholders.

UU faces £1bn spat with Ofwat Vol 15, Issue 4 (April 2014)

Shares in one of the UK’s largest water and sewerage groups sold off earlier this month as the regulator disagreed with its inflated spending plans.

David Lloyd Owen - The UK’s water technology sector – does it have to RIP? Vol 15, Issue 3 (March 2014)

When you look at centres of entrepreneurial water innovation such as Singapore, Ontario, Israel and the Netherlands, common themes swiftly emerge.

Nijhuis targets value with optimised portfolio Vol 15, Issue 3 (March 2014)

The 100-year-old plant supplier is focussed on expanding its industrial reference base through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions. CEO Menno Holterman talks to GWI about his vision for the future.

Ofwat, the enhancement shaman Vol 15, Issue 3 (March 2014)

Only two companies’ business plans have been put forward for fast-track price determinations. Just how transparent was the evaluation process?

UK water contractors squeezed in AMP6 Vol 15, Issue 3 (March 2014)

The contractual procurement strategies of the major UK water and sewerage groups have evolved to reflect wider market concerns. The emphasis on efficiency will inevitably mean that contractors’ margins are eroded.