Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

Puerto Rico’s water meter P3 hinges on debt relief package

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A planned water metering and customer service P3 could help shore up the water and sewer utility’s finances. The deal will hinge on some form of debt relief.

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Project Tracker: Americas

Latest news and project tracker updates from the Americas

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Canoas WWTP Colombia 21 Sep 18 Proposals for ... Reuse
Lake Station... United States 20 Sep 18 The Indiana Ut... Utility
Sun Country ... United States 20 Sep 18 The bid submis... Utility
East Brandyw... United States 20 Sep 18 Sealed bids ar... Utility
Montebello s... United States 20 Sep 18 AB 2339 was en... Utility

Equipment firms enjoy solid results

Strong demand in both municipal and industrial end markets has created the “perfect storm” for listed water equipment companies in North America.

USDA eyes role for the private sector despite historic $5.2 billion water allocation

The bump in allocations to the US Department of Agriculture’s flagship water and waste funding programme this year is a significant win for rural America, but it does not lessen the need for alternative strategies such as utility...

Water M&A ticks up as new strategies emerge

Robust demand for water exposure from a vast pool of investment capital means that both appetite and valuations are being sustained in the mergers and acquisitions market. How are buyside strategies evolving to make the most of the opportunities...

Iguá Saneamento gets Canadian equity boost

The Brazilian water concessionaire is the latest to attract a foreign shareholder, as the market anticipates greater opportunities for private investment following this autumn’s elections. What can new minority equity-holder AIMCo bring to...

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A hint of Dutch courage

The $600 million acquisition of a 20% stake in Suez Water Resources by Dutch pension fund PGGM marks the most significant foreign capital commitment to the regulated US water sector since RWE bought American Water in 2003. Fifteen years ago, the American water sector was a popular investment destination for European utilities: RWE paid $8.6 billion to acquire American, Dutch power company Nuon owned Utilities, Inc., and UK water group Kelda held Aquarion. Fast forward to today, and the Canadians are the only ‘foreigners’ who have any sort of... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Americas

Connecticut Water agrees to entertain rival bids

Connecticut Water (CTWS) has agreed to a 45-day “go-shop” period, during which it has the right...

Where is American Water ten years after its IPO?

American Water’s ten years as a publicly traded company have seen its market capitalisation grow from...

Market digests impact of Brookfield’s Brazilian buy

Brookfield’s $768 million acquisition of Brazilian water concessionaire Odebrecht Ambiental –...

Copasa shares jump as tariff methodology is unveiled

Shares in Brazilian water concessionaire Copasa climbed to their highest level in nearly two years after...

Private Sector Participation in Water: Opportunities for Investment and Expertise

Private Sector Participation in Water documents emerging opportunities for both for those looking to deploy capital in the sector and those interested in new business models for selling their expertise into the sector. Laying out all the information you will need to develop a dynamically successful strategy to make the most of the new paradigm for water service delivery.

Aguas de Antofagasta goes back on the block

Colombian multi-utility EPM has become a forced seller of the Chilean water company it was accused of paying over the odds for just...

Stormwater funding task force gains traction

With US cities staring down costly sewer overflow consent decrees and less predictable weather patterns, will a task force dedicated...

WSP announces $400m Louis Berger buy

The latest big-ticket engineering merger will expand WSP’s water exposure and programme management capabilities in the US.

Americas in brief

Activity in the water midstream solutions market for oil and gas has been brisk this month.

US water withdrawals fall as conservation takes hold

The California drought and ongoing shifts in thermoelectric cooling processes have driven water usage in the US to its lowest level...

US tax reform and interest rates drag down muni b...

The elimination of advance refunding has reduced the volume of tax-exempt water and sewer bonds issued in the US so far this year....

Ovivo restores margins as electronics boom

The Canadian equipment company doubled sales into the electronics market last year. Now, it is pushing its own digital platform.

Granite Construction diversifies into water and p...

After years of protracted losses and restructuring efforts, Layne Christensen has found a new home in Granite Construction. Granite...

SitePro advances automation and analytics for oil...

The digital oilfield specialist is flourishing as the buoyant US oil & gas industry becomes increasingly receptive to smart...

Suez sees growth in US advanced solutions

The group’s North American asset maintenance unit has better margins than O&M, and is growing at 10% per year. What is its...

Perth Amboy award decision ruffles feathers

The New Jersey municipality alienated bidders by refusing to remove an unlimited liability clause. Was the process truly...

American Water exits muni con ops

The decision to sell its municipal contract operations portfolio comes as no surprise.

Siemens puts its oil and gas water solutions busi...

Prospective buyers face a number of challenges when evaluating the asset – not least the unit’s recent profitability...

Vico Infrastructure stakes its claim in the US

A new infrastructure development vehicle headed by a water industry veteran wants to take the lead on structuring value-added P3...