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French majors diverge as Veolia boosts global growth Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The half-year results of the two largest private water groups show that while both suffered from a slowdown in construction activity, Veolia was more successful at attracting international business. Suez is already fighting back aggressively.

Europe water in brief Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

Shares in Dee Valley Water were delisted from the London Stock Exchange on 16 February in conjunction with the company’s £78.5 million takeover by Severn Trent.

Frenchies Vol 17, Issue 10 (October 2016)

  • Suez has increased its stake in Italian multi-utility Acea to 23.3%, as the company prepares for the consolidation of the Italian market...more
  • Suez Ventures has taken a 22% stake in biogas purification and recovery specialist Prodeval. The deal reflects the maturity of the investment unit...more
  • Veolia North America has finally had a big win in the North American municipal contract ops market, after a four-year drought. It took the $110 million contract to run...more

Suez complements its biogas flowsheet with Prodeval equity investment Vol 17, Issue 10 (October 2016)

Having already collaborated on a number of commercial references, Suez has strengthened its relationship with biogas specialist Prodeval by taking a 22% equity stake. The deal leaves both companies free to explore commercial opportunities with competitors.

Divining the new colour of money Vol 17, Issue 10 (October 2016)

Suez Ventures’ latest investment showcases how far the platform has come since launching under the Blue Orange name back in 2010.

Europe water in brief Vol 17, Issue 5 (May 2016)

French biocide specialist Amoéba has raised €14.7 million of equity via a private placement, less than a year after floating on the Paris Euronext.

Innovation in water – the new French revolution Vol 17, Issue 2 (February 2016)

The cosy long-term agreements enjoyed by private water operators in France are a thing of the past, as municipal leaders become increasingly tech-savvy and cost-conscious. How has the resultant rethink changed the way the private operators do business?

Veolia to balance cost-cutting and topline growth Vol 16, Issue 12 (December 2015)

At an investor day on 14 December, Veolia CEO Antoine Frérot announced a new three-year strategy for the company. It promises 10% annual dividend increases from 2016, paid for through continued pressure on costs and modest organic growth.

Suez promotes a human resource revolution Vol 16, Issue 7 (July 2015)

The latest round of staff changes at the French water and waste group offer considerable insight into the way CEO Jean-Louis Chaussade is grooming his executive team to take on the challenges of the future.

Gelsenwasser exits French water market Vol 16, Issue 5 (May 2015)

Despite some impressive contract wins, Nantaise des Eaux struggled to turn a profit under German ownership. How will it fare as part of Suez Environnement?