United Utilities Group Plc

United Utilities Group Plc

United Utilities Group Plc

Date Founded



Haweswater House,Lingley Mere Business Park,Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey,Warrington, Wales WA5 3LP

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Power & Utilities

Company Description

United Utilities holds a licence to provide water and sewage services to around seven million people in North West England. These services are carefully regulated - with the water regulator, Ofwat, reviewing our price limits every five years. To show how we put our earnings to work, between 2010-2015 we will be investing more than £3 billion to improve the water and wastewater infrastructure and the environment across the North West, covering:

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Business Services Director

Director, Non-Regulatory Projects

Corporate Affairs Director

Director-Customer Services & People

Director-Strategy & Regulation


Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at United Utilities Group Plc

Chief Financial Officer at United Utilities Group Plc

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Informa Plc

Executive Chairman at Silixa Ltd.

Former Marketing Director at Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd.

Former Group Chief Executive Officer at Barratt Developments Plc

Executive Director, Finance Director at Bunzl Plc

Former Strategy Director at NBNK Investments Plc

Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer at United Utilities Group Plc

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Lazard Pacific is an active, team-based, research-driven manager which offers a range of investment strategies across different asset classes and geographic sectors in separate or pooled accounts, aiming to deliver strong and consistent performance.The firm employs a range of strategies including equity strategies (global, domestic, regional, emerging markets, listed infrastructure, real estate, low volatility); fixed-income strategies (global, domestic, regional, emerging markets); multi asset strategies (global, domestic, emerging markets, tactical asset allocation) and alternative strategies (long/short equity, convertible arbitrage, fund of hedge funds).

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RREEF America (dba as Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management/DeAWM) offers investors a variety of investment options in privately-held equity real estate, including separate accounts, core and value-added commingled funds, and opportunistic funds, as well as separate accounts and a mutual fund for publicly-traded real estate securities. The firm seeks to maximize returns by investing in a select number of real estate securities with strong cash flow, growth potential and the capacity for sustained dividend increases. They seek to uncover hidden value or earnings surprises by understanding a company's existing portfolios and potential to acquire or develop assets under attractive terms. DeAWM offers the following services and related investment strategies: Real Estate and Infrastructure Securities; Private Real Estate - Core/Core Plus/Value-Added Investments; Mezzanine and Structured Debt Investments; Opportunistic Investments; Multi-Asset Real Estate- Related Investments; Energy Efficiency Retrofit Investments; and Infrastructure Debt Investments.The firm's REITs strategy seeks to maximize total returns to investors through cash distributions and appreciation in the value of REIT shares. A secondary investment objective is diversification, both geographically and in the number and types of properties acquired. Each REIT pursues equity or equity-like interests in apartment, industrial, retail and office properties in targeted metropolitan areas within the continental US. The REIT Core/Core Value Strategy may acquire assets with existing debt in place, may replace existing loans and may incur secured or unsecured debt. The REIT Value Add Strategy may incur debt or otherwise leverage its assets or acquire assets with existing debt in place.The energy efficiency retrofit investment strategy seeks to generate attractive, risk-adjusted returns for investors by funding and managing energy efficiency retrofit projects in buildings and other properties located mainly in the US and Canada. The core of the strategy is to structure projects through energy service agreements (ESAs) with building owners, under which a periodic return based on building's post-retrofit energy savings is expected to be received.REEFF's infrastructure debt investment strategy primarily pursues a hold-to-maturity strategy and seeks to manage the portfolio to maximize returns within the constraints of applicable investment guidelines.

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RARE is an active, medium- to long-term manager which invests in global listed infrastructure assets including long-term developments or projects providing essential community services such as airports, gas, electricity, water and roads. They construct portfolios are constructed as a result of individual stock selection and independent of any index, market benchmark or external information. RARE forms their own view of fair value and sets their own buy and sell limits.The firm performs in-house infrastructure research using a rigorous analysis and constructs their managed funds to enable appropriate diversification and weighting across global infrastructure stocks, sectors and geographic regions. They perform rigorous quantitative and qualitative assessments to select stock based on a bottom-up approach undertaken by their team of researchers, analysts and specialist global infrastructure investment managers and also meet with the managers, competitors and regulators of the companies they are considering for investment.

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Prudential PLC, Marlin Acquisitions Ltd. purchase Meter Fit Ltd. from United Utilities Group Plc

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Veolia Environment, Veolia Water UK Ltd. purchase United Utilities Group Plc /Non-Regulated UK Water Ops from United Utilities Group Plc

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United Utilities Group Plc purchases Tallinna Vesi AS from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Advised onNorth West Electricity Networks Plc purchases United Utilities Electricity Ltd. from United Utilities Group Plc


Advised onEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development, United Utilities Group Plc purchase Aqua SA Bielsko-Biala from International Water Holdings BV

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Advised onUnited Utilities Group Plc purchases United Utilities Electricity Ltd.

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Advised onOak Hill Capital Management LLC, Knox Lawrence International LLC, Vertex Data Science Ltd. /Private Group, GenNx360 Capital Partners purchase Vertex Data Science Ltd. from United Utilities Group Plc


Advised onOak Hill Capital Management LLC, Knox Lawrence International LLC, Vertex Data Science Ltd. /Private Group, GenNx360 Capital Partners purchase Vertex Data Science Ltd. from United Utilities Group Plc


Advised onOak Hill Capital Management LLC, Knox Lawrence International LLC, Vertex Data Science Ltd. /Private Group, GenNx360 Capital Partners purchase Vertex Data Science Ltd. from United Utilities Group Plc

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Meter Fit Ltd. provides gas and electricity metering services. It owns and supplies gas and electricity meters to British Gas (BG) customers in the North East and North West of England and North Wales. The company is headquartered in Great Sankey, GB.

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Muharraq STP Co. BSC(c) constructs, operates and maintains sewage collection and treatment systems. It offers deep gravity sewer and sewage treatment plant services. The firm has portfolio of residential and commercials buildings. The company is headquartered in Hidd, Bahrain.

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