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The Pitts Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

  • Following a damning audit by Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, consultant IMG recommended earlier this month that Pittsburgh’s failing water utility...
  • Veolia is caught up in the crisis in Pittsburgh. Having initially supplied an interim CEO for PWSA in 2012, it then implemented a performance-based management contract which...

Trumpanomics Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

  • President Trump’s tax reforms could turn out to be a major kick in the teeth for private finance in US water infrastructure. The version of the reform bill promulgated by the House proposes...
  • Smaller US utilities have fewer options, and the lack of federal grant money has created a new urgency for consolidation – potentially creating opportunities for private buyers.
  • Federal belt-tightening is also having an impact outside the US. Last month, the World Bank’s CEO Jim Kim made the case for...

Who's winning Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

  • This month we are publishing our new ranking of the top 50 private water companies by population served. Together they serve more than 1 billion people – or 13%...
  • The market for private finance in China is continuing to evolve. Three years ago it was focused on water and wastewater treatment plants, but today, the focus is...
  • One of the biggest private water concessions in the world – Palyja, which serves 3 million people in west Jakarta in Indonesia – was bought by two mystery companies this month. The buyers are...
  • The Brazilian government is introducing a new law mandating state utilities to put...

Financings Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

  • Shares in Evoqua immediately started trading at a healthy premium to the IPO price, pegging the business at an enterprise value of $...
  • Abengoa has talked its way back into the project development market. Having received a good offer for its remaining 25%...
  • San Francisco-based infrastructure finance house Generate Capital has raised $200 million of...
  • Canadian pipe diagnostics and repair company Aquam has closed a $26 million funding...

Gulf news Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

  • Saudi Arabia is looking to transfer a number of major municipal water and wastewater treatment plants to private sector ownership by bundling them with...
  • Dubai’s demand management programme has been working ahead of expectations. The next step in the emirate’s water strategy is to...

Messy situation Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

  • The Israeli government has stopped Mekorot from selling its struggling Ashdod desalination plant to the IVM consortium consortium that built it. Instead, the government...

Headhunting Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

  • GWI finally inked the deal with Engineering Solutions to set up a specialist water headhunting arm this month. GWI Selection combines David Gordon and Paul James’ executive search skills with GWI’s unparalleled network of connections.

Chart of the month: US Market Data Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

This month’s chart was created for the latest GWI WaterData webinar.

GWI’s ever-expanding dogma Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Christopher Gasson explains what we stand for after 15 years.

Results season buoys index Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Despite a cool summer and a hurricane-filled autumn, many water stocks rose to multiyear highs, aided by a positive results season. Evoqua’s IPO was a further high point.