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Americas water in brief Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Brazilian water concessionaire Sanepar priced a BRL1 billion ($316 million) follow-on equity offering on 12 December, enabling the State of Paraná and state energy company Copel to reduce their stakes in the company by a combined total of 16%.

Pittsburgh mulls hybrid lease as solution to utility’s failings Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is on the verge of systemic failure. Could an ‘infrastructure-only’ concession skirt public distaste for private sector participation?

Algonquin Power goes global with new JV Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

With tax credits for wind power assets in the US due to taper off in 2020, the Canadian infrastructure developer needed to inject some diversification into its strategy. A new deal with Abengoa to develop clean energy and water projects holds considerable potential.

Has Abengoa found its ideal equity partner? Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Abengoa’s new deal with Algonquin Power will open up new routes to growth. It will also hasten the recycling of project equity.

Stantec looks to make the most of being big Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The Canadian company’s merger with MWH Global created a giant. EVP for water Marshall Davert explains how the company aims to combine the former’s local relationships with the latter’s big project expertise to grow the top and bottom line. It seems to be working.

Water sector stunned as House tax bill sounds the death knell for PABs Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A draft tax reform proposal would eliminate the tax-exempt status of private activity bonds in the US. How much of a setback would this be for private water projects?

Generating capital where it’s needed most Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A $200 million equity injection into a unique funding vehicle has the potential to bring small-scale distributed infrastructure finance to a much wider audience. Generate Capital CEO Scott Jacobs explains his infrastructure-as-a-service model to GWI.

Alternative approaches to US water utility consolidation hold promise Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The consolidation of small water systems in the US could address funding constraints and operational deficiencies, while creating new opportunities for the private sector. Appetite may be increasing, but tangible examples remain elusive.

Wastewater consolidation picks up Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

US municipalities faced with ageing infrastructure and regulatory compliance are increasingly looking at options to consolidate their wastewater treatment assets.

Brazil’s water reform carries mixed messages Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

An attempt to fast-track legislative changes in the Brazilian water market has positives and negatives for the private sector. There is still room for manoeuvre before the proposals become law.