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Market for Wastewater Handling Booms in Line With Shale Growth

Thanks in large part to the shale boom, wastewater handling and infrastructure is growing with private equity increasingly taking an interest in participating. Recent deals have highlighted this trend of private equity entering oilfield water handling.

“Producers have historically dealt with [wastewater] themselves kind of out of sheer necessity and bought or acquired pipelines, disposal wells,” Partner Lytch Gutmann told reporter Ros Davidson.

Gutmann added that there is “a lot of private equity money out there to invest in water handling,” but thought that publicly traded companies that specialize in this would emerge eventually.

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