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Lyonnaise encounters a Lille problem Vol 15, Issue 10 (October 2014)

The French giant is fighting to overturn a ruling which found inconsistencies in its bid to renew one of France’s largest delegated water contracts. The project, which it once shared with Veolia, has a chequered history.

Champagne at the agbar Vol 15, Issue 8 (August 2014)

  • Suez Environnement has agreed a deal to buy out the remaining 24.1% of...
  • The Water Europe division of Suez Environnement, of which Agbar constitutes around half, was the star performer when the French group unveiled its half-year results at the end of July. It generated EBITDA of...

EUROPE WATER IN BRIEF Vol 15, Issue 5 (May 2014)

Earlier this month, Ireland outlined its plans for water charging ahead of a key August decision by the Commission for Energy Regulation on the level of the republic’s first water bills.

Innoveox passes critical funding hurdle Vol 15, Issue 5 (May 2014)

The valuation of the French industrial waste treatment company raised some eyebrows when it debuted on the stock exchange earlier this month. Does the business model justify investors’ bullishness?

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.

Suez decouples from traditional markets Vol 15, Issue 3 (March 2014)

The French group struggled to meet revenue growth targets in two of its strategic priority markets last year. CFO Jean-Marc Boursier explains his strategy for restoring growth in the face of falling municipal volumes.

TWO-PRONGED DASSAULT Vol 15, Issue 2 (February 2014)

Veolia’s boardroom drama continues.

Market embraces southern European Renaissance Vol 15, Issue 1 (January 2014)

The listed French and Italian water groups regained favour among investors in 2013. In the UK, meanwhile, all utility takeovers are off until regulatory visibility improves.

MICHELIN STARS Vol 14, Issue 12 (December 2013)

Veolia is reported to have put its networks business, Sade, up for sale.

Veolia Environnement goes glocal Vol 14, Issue 8 (August 2013)

CEO Antoine Frérot tells GWI that the new group structure will enable to company to be seen as part of the fabric of the community, while still bringing customers the capabilities of a global market leader.