Dalia, Israel-based water measurement solutions and services provider Arad Group picked up a controlling stake in Mexico-based water meter manufacturer Cicasa for $2.04 million to gain access to the Latin American market.
Germany's E.ON hired Citi to advise a sale of its assets in Spain, said sources familiar with the matter who told Reuters.
Blackstone's energy-focused private equity business has collaborated with veterans of the water industry to create Global Water Development Partners, a water investment and development platform.
Electricity and energy-related products provider Star Energy Partners has received an undisclosed investment amount from an unnamed investor to allow it to expand its operations.
Water technology investments have not been popular, but the threat of drought and concerns about a fast-growing population has started a slow change in this area, Gigaom reported.
A group of strategic investors which included European utility company E.ON., Foundation Capital and Voyager Capital, led the Series C funding round for AutoGrid Systems which raised $12.75 million.
Mercom Capital Group, llc released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the smart grid sector for 2013.
Grande Prairie-based municipal utility firm Aquatera Utilities Inc acquired Fairview-based industrial water and wastewater services provider Watchorn Rentals Ltd for an undisclosed amount as part of its strategic growth plan.
Vattenfall Europe AG will be selling back to Hamburg the 74.9% stake it holds in the city's power grid operator after the citizens agreed on a repurchase, a Bloomberg report said.
South Dakota, US-based energy firm Black Hills Corp inked a deal to acquire gas utility MGTC's gas transmission and distribution utility assets in northeastern Wyoming in a deal valued at $6 million.
Chinese conglomerate Shenhua has dropped out from the bid for New South Wales (NSW) power generator Macquarie Generation (MacGen), leaving only three bidders, according to a report.
Singapore-based fund New Asia Investments invested an undisclosed amount to complete a new waste water treatment facility in Vietnam through its portfolio holding, GD Wasser.
CEZ Group, a utility conglomerate based in Prague, could ink a $10 billion deal to expand the Temelin nuclear power plant some time in the second quarter of 2015. CEZ is in talks with US' Westinghouse and a consortium that includes Russia's Atomstroyexport, according to a Reuters report.
Vale, the world's leading producer of iron ore, agreed to enter into a joint venture with power company Cemig to run six hydroelectric power plants. Vale also halved its 9% stake in Norte Energia, which builds a hydroelectric dam in Amazon, Brazil
UK engineering solutions provider Costain Group Plc exited its minority stake in three joint ventures to publicly traded water utility Severn Trent Plc to raise investment funds and working capital.