Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

Istanbul’s intercontinental path to address water needs


Turkey’s largest city faces growing pressure from changing demographics and climate change. Water boss Fatih Turan tells GWI about his plans for a change in strategy.

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Latest news and project tracker updates from Europe

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Resonance water fund broadens its horizons

Deploying capital in industrial water requires a mix of flexibility and repeat business. Resonance Asset Management has access to both.

Rosvodokanal on the block as Alfa seeks exit

Russia’s largest private water company is on the market for the first time in 15 years. What are its prospects for growth?

Yorkshire Water sale process inches forward

Two of Kelda’s shareholders are offering a majority stake in the company. What sort of premium could it attract?

UK water faces new calls for resilience

The sector has come under mounting political pressure to invest for the future.

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Wiping out wet wipes

Wet wipes are the water sector’s equivalent to highly sugared soft drinks. They clog up sewers and river outfalls as the latter do our arteries. Wet wipes cause two types of blockages. Small blockages occur where wet wipes do the job on their own, while major blockages occur where they create a perfect platform for fatbergs to form. This might not matter so much if no fats were poured into our sewers, but it will take a generation of education and awareness-building to change that, and to make people fully appreciate the consequence of their... Read more

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UK water utility results season off to a solid start

The two largest publicly listed UK water utilities this week reported solid – if unspectacular...

Moody’s fires new warning shot over Ofwat proposals

Ofwat’s plans for the next price review will undermine a regulatory regime that has governed the UK...

M Group Services finds a new private equity owner

UK-based infrastructure services provider M Group Services is set to switch private equity owners, after...

Spanish court upholds operators’ tariff-setting role

The Spanish supreme court has ruled that charges for municipal water services count as tariffs –...

Global Water Market 2017: Published 31st March 2016

The latest edition of the Global Water Market is the most expansive yet.

Covering every angle of the global water sector, this report is the ultimate business development tool and is a must have resource for any water company looking to grow their business or bankers and consultants advising on deals in the water sector.

Europe in brief

A newly formed joint venture between Kinetix Corporate Finance and Critchleys will focus on environmental technologies in the...

Aquarion AG to beef up M&A activity ahead of 2019...

A new €15 million loan will help the industrial water specialist to reach the critical mass it needs before going public next...

Saur to retain tight control over sale process as...

The French company’s major shareholders are preparing to sell the bulk of the company by the end of 2018. Management has put a...

IFM diversifies its European water portfolio

A 49% stake in Aqualia will give IFM its first new water investment since 2006. It is already lining up the next deal.

Ancala expands its water footprint in the UK

The London-based infrastructure investor has taken on both regulated and non-regulated water assets in the UK. Where can it go next?...

EnviroChemie targets UK industry

An opportunistic acquisition has brought the company a new blue-chip client base.

UK valve start-up targets ambitious growth

A new funding round will enable university spin-out Oxford Flow to reach a larger customer base. It is already eyeing more capital.

ACS to fund desal and reuse with green bond

While desal projects dragged the ‘green’ component of a new bond down, a hydro-powered reuse plant in Peru achieved a...

Ofwat sets out its strategy for curbing excessive...

The regulator’s incumbent chairman was one of the major beneficiaries of financial engineering when he served as CEO of...

Europe in brief

Suez Ventures has taken a stake in digital water start-up Hydrelis, which measures and controls water leakage in buildings using...

An appetite for data collection

Smartphones can address the data drought holding back the achievement of contamination targets, says David Lloyd Owen.

Suez turns the corner and re-assigns responsibili...

The 2017 results were dreary, but the way is now open to return to profitable growth. GWI speaks to Suez top brass about how the...

Making the most of Suez’s new WTS unit

Marie-Ange Debon explains how the Suez Water Technologies & Solutions division will work.

Prioritising savings over synergies

Christopher Gasson looks at the imperfect logic of Suez’s latest restructuring, and looks for the upside that investors so...