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Saur losers Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • The auction for French private water player Saur is moving through to its second round. Insiders suggest that no trade bidders have made it through, while Antin Infrastructure...
  • Veolia, meanwhile, is buddying up to Russia’s largest private water operator, Rosvodokanal. RVK’s current owner Alfa Group has indicated that...

Buyer's market Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

  • Publicly traded US industrial group Rexnord is selling its German valves business, VAG. It is one of the most exalted brands in the business, and generated $...
  • Two of Yorkshire Water’s parent company’s shareholders want out before the new pricing regime for the UK water sector comes into effect in...
  • Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman is considering selling Rosvodokanal, Russia’s leading privately owned water operator, which has been part of...
  • Water treatment chemistry specialist Solenis has pulled off a transformational deal with BASF. It involves the German chemicals giant injecting its...

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...

Private passions Vol 16, Issue 8 (August 2015)

  • Authorities in Jordan have issued a request for proposals seeking a consultant to advise on the first stage of the Red-Dead desal programme...
  • An Orascom/aqualia-led group has emerged as the low bidder for one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment projects at Abu Rawash in Egypt. The 1.6 million m³/d privately financed project had been held up by...
  • The Russian government is currently aiming to complete an inventory of all the country’s water utilities, with a view to transferring all inefficient or loss-making vodokanals to private sector control by...
  • CH2M is feeling pleased with itself after winning a $70 million contract to run wastewater services in Vancouver, despite offering...

Rosvodokanal angles for new customers Vol 16, Issue 8 (August 2015)

The largest private water company in Russia is looking to invest $400 million as part of a plan to expand its customer base by 15 million over the next three years. A national rethink on private water is playing into its hands.

St Petersburg spends to bring in investors Vol 15, Issue 10 (October 2014)

Russia’s second city is still trying to attract investment from the private sector for its public water and wastewater utility. Reducing the cost of energy for the operator will be key to making the utility attractive.

Russia unveils desal support plans for Crimea Vol 15, Issue 9 (September 2014)

Moscow has agreed to back a new desalination development project in a bid to tackle water shortages. The lack of security in the energy chain on the peninsula could prove to be a bigger barrier to progress than funding.

Russia drains Ukraine’s economy Vol 15, Issue 9 (September 2014)

The Ukrainian conflict has capsized the economy. 

Russian developer angles for water portfolio Vol 15, Issue 8 (August 2014)

The offer of long-term stable returns has lured a major real estate developer into the Russian water market through concessions in cities outside Moscow. Will the returns on offer justify the hard work required?

EUROPE WATER IN BRIEF Vol 15, Issue 6 (June 2014)

Thames Water has issued a tender for the Tideway Tunnel Scheme, inviting bids for the contract to finance and operate the new sewer tunnel as an independent infrastucture provider.