A leading provider of smart meter communications infrastructure wanted to understand the unmet optimisation needs of US water and wastewater utility networks, aiming to highlight a potentially new addressable market. Amane Advisors was required to:

Analyse the competitive landscape in network optimization and water quality

Compare utility needs to the client’s roadmap

Advise on potential business models and the short, medium and long-term roadmaps


Understood water utility needs in water and wastewater networks from desk-based research and expert interviews

Analysed the competitive landscape in water and wastewater network optimization and water quality monitoring

Prioritized the potential new solutions and identified potential partners for the client in comparison to utility needs

Advised on potential M&A targets or partners, business models and short-, medium- and long-term roadmaps for the company


4 potential business models were assessed

16 high potential acquisition targets or partners were identified