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152 articles in Italy

Italy aims to raise its game on water reuse Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A new framework could pave the way for greater volumes of wastewater reuse in Italy. Broadening its appeal will depend on less stringent pathogen limits.

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

Double share deal cements Suez’s position in Italy Vol 17, Issue 10 (October 2016)

An increased stake in Acea will boost Suez’s exposure to Italian utility consolidation. A partnership with new shareholder Caltagirone, meanwhile, brings a host of benefits.

Post Brexit blues Vol 17, Issue 9 (September 2016)

  • Macquarie has approached its fellow shareholders to gauge their interest in increasing their stakes in Thames Water. It is a sign that the company has been unable to...
  • The Bank of England’s quantitative easing programme has provided an unexpected fillip to the UK’s private water companies. Having expanded the bond purchasing programme to include corporate bonds as well as government bonds, it is looking to spend...
  • A series of legislative changes introduced in Italy over the summer could mark the tipping point that finally sees international investors become more involved in the Italian water sector. Suez seems to believe the hype, more than doubling its stake in...

Italian private water market looks for reformled renaissance Vol 17, Issue 9 (September 2016)

New legislation which came into force earlier this month could mark a crucial inflexion point for international participation in the Italian water sector. Consolidation and regulatory reform are at the heart of the latest developments.

Italmatch expands its global manufacturing base with Compass acquisition Vol 17, Issue 6 (June 2016)

The Genoa-based chemicals group has bolstered its presence in the water additives market by making its fourth acquisition in as many years. It is part of a multi-faceted response to industry pressures masterminded by founder Sergio Iorio.

Europe Water In Brief Vol 17, Issue 2 (February 2016)

  • Catalunya’s anti-fraud office this month recommended Acciona be stripped of its €1 billion 50-year ATLL bulk water concession in Barcelona after investigators found evidence the concession-holder made allegedly irregular payments totalling €12.13 million to two of its subsidiaries.

Europe in brief Vol 17, Issue 1 (January 2016)

  • Italian water regulator AEEGSI introduced new tariffs for 2016-2019 on 1st January, which allow operators to choose one of six tariff schemes for their customers.

Europe in brief Vol 16, Issue 11 (November 2015)

BASF is decoupling its Water Solutions division from the Oilfield and Mining Solutions business unit and merging it with Paper Chemicals with effect from 1st January 2016.

Tackling Italy’s consolidation conundrum Vol 16, Issue 10 (October 2015)

The Italian government has been working with the regulator to open up the sector to further consolidation, in an attempt to drive efficiency through economies of scale. The problem is that there are very few natural aggregators.