1870 articles in Europe

Europe water in brief Vol 18, Issue 4 (April 2017)

Two infrastructure support businesses once owned by regulated UK water utilities have been sold this month.

Suez sets itself up to lead the industrial water revolution Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The French company has struggled to achieve meaningful growth in the industrial water field. Buying GE Water will transform the business, but risks creating channel conflicts.

Holistic thinking set to drive a new wave of water lending for the EBRD Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

An increasingly sophisticated client base is demanding more intelligent solutions to help build and maintain water infrastructure. How is the bank responding?

Credit uplift potential for water PPPs Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

A new risk mitigation mechanism pioneered by the EBRD at a Turkish hospital could be applied to other availability-based PPPs, including wastewater treatment plants.

EBRD steps up Kazakh water reform Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

A brisk year for sub-sovereign deals means the EBRD’s total lending to Kazakhstan’s water sector has topped €80 million. New models for tariff rises and PPPs lie ahead.

Macquarie exits Thames as Affinity Water investors mull possible sale Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The Australian investor which led the buyout of Thames Water from RWE in 2006 has negotiated the sale of its remaining 26% stake at a comparatively low premium to the company’s regulated asset value. How will it impact on the sale of Affinity Water?

Market digests UK switch protocol Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

Thousands of companies in England will switch their retail water supplier ahead of the 1st April deadline. Not all will go down to a single supplier.

UK water sector faces debt squeeze on three fronts as AMP7 considerations bite Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

A constellation of challenges could threaten regulated UK water companies’ access to the debt markets on which they have come to rely to fund their post-privatisation investment programmes. Where are the biggest pinch points?

Anglian mulls suite of debt options Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

The company is eyeing a variety of funding mechanisms on the back of a successful Class B bond earlier this month. Inflation-linked debt is not among them.

Spanish public procurement reforms draw flak for their lack of rigour Vol 18, Issue 3 (March 2017)

Proposed amendments to the way public infrastructure is procured in Spain could make it a riskier proposition for lenders, and are likely to do little to deter corruption in the water sector.