250 articles in Brazil

Smaller PPPlans Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

  • Ofwat’s proposed reduction in the allowable cost of capital for water companies in England and Wales in 2020-2025 could slash their revenues by more than £...
  • The Brazilian federal government’s efforts to boost private sector involvement in state water companies have lost momentum after...

Americas water in brief Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Granite Construction has agreed to acquire Nasdaq-listed Layne Christensen for $565 million, equivalent to an EBITDA/EV multiple of 8.2x. The deal furthers Granite’s penetration into the water sector following the 2013 acquisition of tunnelling specialist Kenny Construction.

Brazil’s water sector reform hits turbulence Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Several states have pulled out of the privatisation process amid significant push-back to the government’s proposed water reforms.

Americas water in brief Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

As GWI went to press, the Sierra snowpack in California stood at 22% of normal for the time of year, equivalent to 11% of the 1st April average. On the same day last year, the snowpack stood at 154% of normal.

Brazil rally continues as elections approach Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

The three listed Brazilian water utilities had another decent year on the stock exchange in 2017. With elections looming, what is the outlook for 2018?

NEW MONEY Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

  • EagleTree Capital has taken a majority stake in Texas-based mobile water and wastewater treatment specialist WaterFleet. The company specialises in...
  • Ecological Service Partners has secured a $250 million equity commitment to help it grow its business. The company makes its money from...
  • Brazil’s Iguá Saneamento is looking to invest BRL2.2 billion ($923 million) in water and sewerage services over the next seven years. The company used to...

Iguá Saneamento set to double in five years Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

The recapitalised Brazilian water concessionaire has emerged from a protracted fallow period with a new CEO and a new growth plan. Boss Gustavo Guimarães talks strategy with GWI.

Brazil’s water reform carries mixed messages Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

An attempt to fast-track legislative changes in the Brazilian water market has positives and negatives for the private sector. There is still room for manoeuvre before the proposals become law.

Brazil’s new roadmap for wastewater capex Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

A new study published this month provides a unique level of granularity on Brazil’s wastewater investment needs. A holistic approach involving reuse from the outset will depend on a policy change at the federal level.

Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Moody’s has upgraded the credit ratings of listed Brazilian water concessionaires Copasa and Sanepar by one notch, to Ba3 and Ba2, respectively, on the back of positive tariff reviews.