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Saur losers Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • The auction for French private water player Saur is moving through to its second round. Insiders suggest that no trade bidders have made it through, while Antin Infrastructure...
  • Veolia, meanwhile, is buddying up to Russia’s largest private water operator, Rosvodokanal. RVK’s current owner Alfa Group has indicated that...

Up for sale Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • While the auction for specialty chemicals company Italmatch has moved into a second round, one of its direct competitors is also preparing to...
  • Other sales rumoured to be in the pipeline include Belgian wastewater and air purification specialist Waterleau and water softener supplier Culligan...
  • Singapore’s Hyflux has sought protection from its creditors after it became clear that there was insufficient power demand in the city-state to justify...
  • Hyflux would still be a good buy for...

 

Poileataigs translated Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • Three UK water companies have bowed to political pressure and moved to close financing subsidiaries based in the Cayman Islands. Although the move will...
  • The English water companies have also begun to report their full-year results – and there is clear evidence that performance- based fines imposed by...
  • As Argentina negotiates its $50 billion IMF bail-out, President Mauricio Macri moved to veto a water tariff cut proposed by...
  • Egypt’s water minister has been promoted to prime minister, and moved quickly to introduce...
  • Spain’s new socialist minority government is under pressure from the irrigation lobby to build more desalination plants. Meanwhile, the European Commission is proposing...
  • Meanwhile, President Trump’s proposals for tariffs on steel and aluminium are creating difficulties for...

Developers Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • IDE Technologies has set itself on a collision course with Israel’s anti-trust regulators after committing to...
  • Almar Water, the project developer backed by Saudi Arabia’s Abdul Latif Jameel Group, has signed an MoU for a $500 million solar-powered...

Strategies Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • Japanese trading house Marubeni is getting serious about water operations. Previously, the company has largely acted as a...
  • Spanish water operator and project developer Aqualia has set out its plans for growth in anticipation of the sale of a 49% stake in...

Volatility in the desal market Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

This month’s chart comes from the latest DesalData subscribers’ webinar.

What are water utility CEOs really worth? Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

This month’s list shows the reported salaries of selected water utility leaders, ranked by their pay per population served. It suggests that the CEOs of small investor-owned utilities in the US do particularly well compared to the size of their customer base.

Solutions and vegetarians Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Christopher Gasson explains the trends in the M&A market.

Asian water stocks get Trumped Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Mainland-listed Chinese stocks got hammered this month after the Trump administration confirmed plans to impose trade tariffs on Chinese exports to the US.

Taking the P in the circular economy Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Europe is leading the way in phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge. Its push for a sustainable resource future is a nice story but O&M benefits at plants remain the key driver, argues Charlie Walker.