Envisager

Making sense of water and wastewater markets worldwide

Projects: From Consulting to Company Analysis

Pictet Funds ~ Water Fund

Assisted Pictet et Cie one of Switzerland’s leading private banks in developing the world’s first water sector dedicated equity fund on 1st January 2000. David Lloyd Owen is a dedicated member of the Water Fund’s advisory board, providing information about market developments and drivers. The fund currently has assets of €2.2 billion.

Corporate Finance ~ Company assessment

The most unsung, yet rewarding, element of corporate finance can be in avoiding the wrong deal. Envisager has carried out extensive work with clients on target appraisal and pre-bid due diligence work on a variety of potential target companies based in the UK. Work has included comprehensive environmental risk assessments, market and technology appraisals and assessing assets and activities in relation to regulatory and market evolution.

XPV & Bluewater Bio ~ Engaging water Cleantech with venture capital

What is there in the water sector for venture capital to invest in and why? This work has included preparation of a water sector Cleantech sector market appraisal for Britain’s premiere venture capital house as well as advising some of the sector’s newest players. Tasks range from the analysis of market drivers and opportunities from a variety of viewpoints to looking at the entire structure and rollout of venture capital into water sector Cleantech companies over the past decade. On the VC side, David advises XPV Capital of Toronto, the world’s only dedicated water VC Cleantech fund. On the corporate side, David advises Bluewater Bio, a UK based innovator in water and wastewater treatment.

Opportunity appraisal ~ From markets to regions

Where should you commit your resources and why? Envisager has carried out a wide range of projects for clients including developing self-appraisal systems which allow clients to modify their selection criteria for analysing market data to in-depth strategic analysis of individual market risks and opportunities across a region on a long-term basis.

Data and policy analysis ~ Information capture and analysis

When it comes to useful data, the water sector faces a drought. Envisager has developed a comprehensive database evaluating the capital spending needs for water and wastewater at the national level, along with a database tracking the development and deployment of private sector participation in water and wastewater projects worldwide.

Data and policy analysis ~ Conflict resolution and arbitration

Perhaps the most important tool for bringing parties in a dispute round a table to resolve their differences is to ensure they are provided with information and insights about the issue that they find acceptable. Two decades of experience of issues worldwide ranging from cost and regulatory drivers to techniques for evaluating contracts are a powerful tool when it comes to resolving differences.