Opportunities in Water Technology

Published on: 05/04/2017

The latest issue of our Opportunities in Water Technology Report, highlighting trends in M&A, financing, IPOs and capital markets for private and public companies in Water Technology, is now available.

  • Many water sub-sector niches continue to exhibit solid mid-single digit growth globally. However, caution may be warranted on future projections. 
  • All water sub-sectors are not equal. Factors such as demand dynamics, customer pain points, and mode of delivery / business models matter a great deal. 
  • EBITDA margins are at record levels and improving further while revenue growth is 5.0% to 6.0% overall. 
  • Sector indices have performed as well or better than the broader S&P industrials. 
  • Water investments are not de-facto winners. There are plenty of losers out there - some due to poor execution and some due to unforeseen end-market shifts. 
  • M&A is expected to continue to play a role in product portfolio rationalization, service expansions, and shift up the technology curve

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