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Saur weighs up recapitalisation offers Vol 14, Issue 4 (April 2013)

Armed with a new business plan, the French water services provider has secured three binding offers for a comprehensive recapitalisation. Not all of them were born equal.

Where will Saur’s growth come from? Vol 14, Issue 4 (April 2013)

The French water operator has big plans to develop its international arm.

WHAT’S FOR SALE? Vol 14, Issue 3 (March 2013)

Three bidders have lined up to free Saur from Séché Environnement.

FRENCH DRESSING Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

Suez Environnement shares suffered a big wobble on 14 February after the company reported full-year net income of €251 million.

LOOKING EAST Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

If France is getting too tough for private water, operators should look east towards Romania.

CHART OF THE MONTH - Performance of Suez Environnement and Veolia Environnement Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

This month’s chart shows the share prices and net income of Suez Environnement and Veolia Environnement for the last few years

Saur to complete recapitalisation by June Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2013)

The troubled French group needs an urgent debt restructuring and a capital injection in order to revitalise its balance sheet for future growth. It will be a painful process.

Opening up the black box Vol 14, Issue 1 (January 2013)

Christopher Gasson sees a significant new direction for the water industry.

ENTRENCHED FRENCH Vol 13, Issue 12 (December 2012)

GdF Suez wants to dissolve the Suez Environnement shareholder pact next year.

Veolia weathers the October storms Vol 13, Issue 11 (November 2012)

A nail-biting month for the French giant culminated in a reassuring set of third-quarter results. Planned bond buybacks in Q4 will support the debt reduction strategy.