1890 articles in Europe

Aquarion AG to beef up M&A activity ahead of 2019 IPO Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

A new €15 million loan will help the industrial water specialist to reach the critical mass it needs before going public next year. Recurring revenues are a key part of the strategy.

Saur to retain tight control over sale process as majority stake goes on the block Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

The French company’s major shareholders are preparing to sell the bulk of the company by the end of 2018. Management has put a series of measures in place to avoid a repeat of 2013, when the group was brought to its knees by a creaking debt load.

IFM diversifies its European water portfolio Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

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 Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

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 Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

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

UK valve start-up targets ambitious growth Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

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 Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

While desal projects dragged the ‘green’ component of a new bond down, a hydro-powered reuse plant in Peru achieved a perfect 100.

Ofwat sets out its strategy for curbing excessive returns Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

The regulator’s incumbent chairman was one of the major beneficiaries of financial engineering when he served as CEO of Anglian Water. Now he is under pressure from government to ensure companies share any financial outperformance with customers.

Europe in brief Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

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

An appetite for data collection Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

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