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Asia pacific in brief Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Singapore-listed engineer Darco Water Technologies, which is particularly strong in the Malaysian microelectronics industry, has initiated a pilot project using forward osmosis membranes from Denmark’s Aquaporin on semiconductor wastewater streams.

Asia water in brief Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

Chinese project developer Penyao Environmental Protection, which used to trade on the Singapore stock Exchange as Asia Environment Holdings until it was bought by private equity in 2011, is negotiating a $100 million loan with the International Finance Corporation.

Asia Pacific water in brief Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

A draft of a Ganga Act, which would legislate on crimes against the river, was handed to the Indian Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on 12 April.

Asia water in brief Vol 17, Issue 12 (December 2016)

Singapore-listed water project developer Moya Holdings Asia has agreed to set up a joint venture, tentatively named PT Water Tecnologia Indonesia, with Filipino water concessionaire Maynilad to pursue NRW and wastewater management projects in Indonesia.

Asia water in brief Vol 17, Issue 11 (November 2016)

Xylem has bought Singapore-based water analytics firm Visenti Solutions for US$8 million, plus an earn-out of up to US$4 million.

Buyers and sellers Vol 17, Issue 7 (July 2016)

  • German family office SKion has made an audacious Can$185 million (€130 million) bid for Ovivo...
  • By taking Ovivo private, SKion – and its co-partner la Caisse (an Ovivo stockholder since 1992) clearly see value where others do not. The shares have long been undervalued on the public exchanges...
  • H2O Innovation has bought Utility Partners, the contract operations business set up by former Southwest Water employee Bob Monette...
  • Forterra, the former Hanson subsidiary which bulked up its water division by buying U.S. Pipe for $775 million in April, has filed for an initial public offering in the US. 92% of the group’s $...
  • A further IPO prospect is Georgian Global Utilities (GGU), the private water operator serving the capital city of Tbilisi...
  • Chinese M&A activity has been on steroids over the past month, as deal after deal broke cover. Details of the $132 million sale of membrane manufacturer Scinor to Top Resource Conservation & Environment (which we flagged up in May) were particularly juicy...
  • Interest in acquiring overseas technology also shows no sign of abating. Shanghai Safbon has negotiated the purchase of a 22% stake in AquaSwiss, which deploys IDE’s technology in countries outside the Israeli company’s comfort zone...
  • The Philippines’ newest water project developer MetroPac Water Investments Corporation has bought 65% of commercial and industrial wastewater specialist ESTII...
  • Private equity capital has been flooding into the oilfield services market, with three bigticket commitments made in as many months...

MetroPac spreads its bets on wastewater markets with ESTII buy Vol 17, Issue 7 (July 2016)

ESTII ticks multiple boxes for MetroPac. Its exposure to commercial and industrial wastewater treatment brings access to a non-regulated growth market, while technological expertise may give it the edge in future sewerage concessions.

Asia water in brief Vol 17, Issue 6 (June 2016)

Spain’s Acciona Agua has won its first contract in the Philippines, to build the €90 million 100,000m³/d Putatan 2 UF/RO treatment plant.

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

Suez has successfully negotiated a 14-year extension (to 2035) to its BOT contract with Sydney Water, covering the 3 million m³/d Prospect water treatment plant.

Asia Water in brief Vol 17, Issue 4 (April 2016)

Filipino water authority and regulator MWSS has secured a $123 million ADB loan to improve Manila’s raw water transmission system.