Environmental Business Journal Archives

EBJ Vol XXVII No 03: Environmental Industry Outlook 2014 and EBJ Annual Snapshot Survey

EBJ provides data on 2013 growth rates in environmental service segments and a forecast for 2014-2015 based on a comprehensive survey of 130 environmental industry executives. EBJ 2014 Snapshot Survey respondents expect their growth in 2014 to be almost 2 percentage points higher than in a fairly slow 2013. Overall the Market Outlook sees continued concern in federal markets and some comeback in state & municipal markets but generally slow government growth; Private markets look considerably better led by oil & gas, some resourcing in manufacturing, and the long anticipated return of growth in construction.


EBJ Vol XXVII No 02: Air Pollution Control & Air Quality Markets 2014

EBJ's annual analysis of markets and trends in policy, business strategy and client sectors in the business of air pollution control equipment and air quality consulting & engineering. After a few years of slow gorwoth or a flat market, the air pollution control (APC) market is showing some signs of life in 2014. Makers of air pollution control equipment have opportunities to pursue, with Asia leading the way, while the United States provides a solid APC retrofit market in the power sector. Meanwhile the recent boom in U.S. oil & gas development has provided some work in air, and domestic industry is not far behind. Power generation remains the vast majority of APC sales, but the continuing growth of global coal consumption.


EBJ Vol XXVII No 01: Executive Review 2014 and 2013 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

EBJ's annual edition listing the EBJ Business Achievement Awards from the previous year and Q&As with key senior executives in the environmental industry. The detailed treatment of 40+ award winners provides a view into what separated successful companies, projects and technologies in the environmental industry in 2013. Winners are divided into business achievement by size, M&A, IT and new practice areas. Outstanding projects and new technology development or applications are awarded Project Merit Awards or Technology Merit Awards. Finally companies are recognized for contributions to the industry and society at large.


EBJ Vol XXVI No 12: The U.S. Water Industry

In spite of restricted funding, the $154-billion water industry is still a pretty decent business to be in. Growth has been between three and five percent the last few years and EBJ forecasts more of the same. In general utilities have grown revenues a bit faster than service providers based on rate increases as much as three times the Consumer Price Index, but little of that has trickled down to equipment manufacturers. EBJ presents its annual analysis of the U.S. water industry with data tables on the industry in 10 sub-segments. Interviews and comments by leaders and innovators in consulting & engineering, equipment manufacturing, investors, trade associations and analysts, complement market analysis and list of top companies from EBJ's databases of Water Equipment & Chemical companies.


EBJ Vol XXVI No 10 & 11: Environmental Consulting & Engineering Industry Review & Outlook 2013

EBJ's annual analysis of the environmental consulting & engineering industry details a $28.8 billion U.S. industry in 2012 and $29.9 in 2013. Several market segments-notably oil & gas and the extractive industries in North America and mining in Canada and South America-are offering substantial opportunity, but the economy and government budgets remain major concerns for C&E executives. Environmental consulting firms in general maintained or increased their profitability in 2012, and M&A activity continues to pick up. EBJ's annual analysis of the C&E segment of the environmental industry presents data on market size, market breakdowns, growth, forecasts, consolidation, and also lists the top 100 U.S. environmental consulting & engineering firms. Featured profiles of large and small firms highlight strategies to cope with challenged markets and take advantage of new ones.


EBJ Vol XXVI No 09: Environmental Industry M&A 2013

EBJ covers the merger & acquisition scene in the environmental industry in 2013 and finds activity still strong with strategic, market and financial drivers spurring on both buyers and sellers. Strategic acquirors and venture or private equity buyers have cash or capital to invest and debt is more attractive, so expect the demand to continue say experts. Environmental service markets are seen as relatively stable compared to other market that a more prone to up-and-down cycles and technology obsolescense. EBJ’e review of M&A activity includes list of recent deals in key sectors, opinions of analysts, experts and transaction specialsts, and profiles of several buyes and signature deals from 2012-2013.


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