Water Infrastructure - Coverage Report Q1 2018

Q1 2018

Deal activity in the Water Infrastructure industry was brisk in 2017, with 111 announced or closed transactions. While strategic buyers drove 68.5% of total deals, financial buyers increased their deal share to 31.5% from 19.8% the previous year. Year-over-year the number of platform acquisitions made by private equity groups (PEGs) more than doubled, from six in 2016 to 14 in 2017. Private equity buyer activity increased across the middle market in 2017 and PEGs are attracted to the Water Infrastructure industry since technology innovation is rampant and demand for infrastructure investment is pent-up.

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