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3i exits Anglian Water at an impressive premium

3i Infrastructure succeeded this week in negotiating the sale of its 10.3% holding in Anglian Water Group at a premium of more than 35% to the company’s regulated asset value.

The private equity group’s infrastructure arm confirmed that it would receive gross proceeds of £395 million from Dalmore Capital and the GLIL Infrastructure Fund set up by five...

Microbia raises €1m to commercialise biosensor tech

French biosensor start-up Microbia Environnement has raised more than €1 million from investors to kick-start the commercialisation of its technology, which detects toxic micro-algae, enabling end-users to anticipate potential contamination risks to water supplies.

“We propose to be the weather forecast for water,” CEO Delphine Guillebault told GWI,...

WaterFleet secures growth capital for mobile boost

Mobile water treatment solutions provider WaterFleet LLC has secured investment from private equity house EagleTree Capital which will enable it to expand its fleet capacity and develop references in adjacent fields of activity.

WaterFleet CEO Alan Pyle told GWI that the Texas-based company has been growing its top line at a double-digit rate for the past two years as...

Carbonxt to join RWL Water on Aussie stock exchange

Carbonxt, a US technology firm focused on selling non-brominated activated carbon products for removing mercury from coal power plant effluent, closed the bookbuilding for its initial public offering on the Australian Stock Exchange today, ahead of listing on 20 December 2017.

The US EPA’s Mercury Air Toxic Standards regulations require all US coal-fired power...

INFRAMARK set to ramp up after corporate rebrand

US water services company Severn Trent – North America has been re-branded as INFRAMARK, following the deconsolidation from its listed UK parent back in June.

The group – headed by CEO Stephane Bouvier – has the most diverse portfolio of water and wastewater operating contracts among the top five contract operators in the sector, serving nearly 300...

Egypt lays out massive desal building aspirations

The minister responsible for Egypt’s water infrastructure has said the country plans to build 1 million m3/d of seawater desalination capacity over the next five years alone as the country looks to make coastal areas independent from the Nile water supply.

Housing minister Moustafa Madbouly said at least 16 plants would be built or upgraded over the period,...