What We Do
The declining availability and reliability of water will be the defining natural resource challenge of the 21st century.
Global water and wastewater infrastructure systems continue to suffer from decades of neglect as national and local governments scale back public investment into water infrastructure, leading to large deferred maintenance costs even as populations grow and water quality standards become more stringent. As uncertainty related to infrastructure funding and climate change continues to accelerate, Sylmar Group seeks to solve the growing water quality and availability challenges by delivering resilient, cost-effective, decentralized water and wastewater solutions.
Company Acquisition and Growth
Sylmar buys businesses that provide systems, services, or technologies for industrial, commercial, and municipal water and wastewater applications. We look for businesses with entrepreneurs and owners who have reached a transition point in their careers and are looking for a long-term, patient stewardship of their legacy businesses and staff. The Sylmar team brings patient, committed capital and industry expertise to fuel expansion into new verticals, geographies, or product lines. We create long-term value over the course of decades, in line with the realities of the water and wastewater business, with the ability to hold our businesses indefinitely.
Policy, Technology, and Market Advisory Support
In the United States, there are approximately 42,000 independent water and wastewater utilities. The regulations that guide water and wastewater policy across these utilities, states, and national government range in relative stringency and enforcement mechanisms. The Sylmar team has experience working with municipalities, water and wastewater businesses, private equity and infrastructure investors, philanthropic and impact entities, national and local media, industry journals, local governments, national political campaigns, and various academic institutions in the exploration and development of next generation water and wastewater strategies and policy recommendations.
Sylmar is dedicated to bringing this policy, technology and market insight to scale in order to advance the missions of the companies we buy.