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Private equity-backed water companies Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

There are a mix of infrastructure funds, buy-out funds, and growth investors backing the water sector. Who are the main players?

Who is next for consolidation? Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The logic of engineering firm mergers is becoming inexorable as US infrastructure spending flatlines. Christopher Gasson wonders who will be next to make a move.

Jacobs targets global water growth with CH2M acquisition Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

With a full suite of capabilities, Jacobs Engineering intends to leverage CH2M’s water expertise across its global client base. How much of the old CH2M will remain intact?

BREWing up a new generation of water technologies Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

A. O. Smith has invested in two water start-ups as part of the Milwaukee-based BREW Accelerator programme. It is evidence of the company’s deepening interest in water.

A. O. Smith targets accelerated growth in key point-of-use water treatment markets Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The water heater manufacturer is investing heavily to take its filtration systems to a wider audience, both in the US and in selected emerging markets. While the top line is growing rapidly, the margins will take some time to catch up with the rest of the business.

Select-Rockwater merger aims to capitalise on shift in demand for oilfield water services Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The merger of the two largest oilfield water service specialists in North America is expected to create a $1.2 billion-a-year firm with the scale and balance sheet to capitalise on the transformation of oilfield water management. Will a bet on the new shale boom pay off?

Suez gets pro-active in the US outsourcing market Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The loss of three key contracts in the US has put Suez under renewed pressure to restore backlog. A pro-active approach is already yielding results.

Seawater desal projects compete to supply industrial boom on the Texas coast Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Four separate seawater desalination projects in Corpus Christi are vying to meet increasing industrial water needs on the Gulf coast. With multiple stakeholders and local political interests at play, collaboration will be the key to success.

Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Moody’s has upgraded the credit ratings of listed Brazilian water concessionaires Copasa and Sanepar by one notch, to Ba3 and Ba2, respectively, on the back of positive tariff reviews.

There’s no case for chrome Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Wes Strickland weighs in on the battle between state water quality regulations and the burden of cost for small systems in the US.