1859 articles in Europe
Why is it that having a mobile phone matters more than having clean water? David Lloyd Owen examines a fine mess of a situation.
Greek and Israeli micro-irrigation companies Rivulis Irrigation and Eurodrip have agreed to merge in a deal which will see Israeli private equity fund FIMI Opportunity Funds retain a majority stake in the surviving entity.
A dramatic increase in pension fund deficits in the wake of this summer’s Brexit vote could put pressure on returns in the sector. Which companies are worst affected?
UK water retailers jockey for position as giant public sector contract looms Vol 17, Issue 12 (December 2016)
The prospect of a single, nationwide contract covering all public sector water users in England has got non-household water retailers salivating ahead of the market opening next April.
An impending change to the underlying index used to calculate the sector’s regulated asset value has raised the stakes for borrowers. There is still no liquid CPI debt market.
Further water competition in the UK risks raising a hornets’ nest of issues over pricing raw water supplies, says David Lloyd Owen.
Severn Trent raised £400 million via its first sterling benchmark bond in nearly four years at the end of November.
The Spanish company is looking to recycle the equity it holds in existing water projects as part of a broader policy to double revenues within five years.
Private water operators balance expectations as Czech concessions near renewal Vol 17, Issue 11 (November 2016)
Water contracts serving more than two million people are up for renewal in the Czech Republic between now and 2020. How will municipalities’ past relations with the private sector affect their decision to continue outsourcing?
Progressive utility SC Raja is looking to stem system losses using a private contractor.