Our client, a global conglomerate, had identified sustainability as a major growth driver and water specifically as a field for investment. E4tech was engaged to apply its knowledge of sustainable technologies and provide an evaluation of different water and waste water treatment technologies, with regards to their potential for investment. From a list of 15 pre-selected technologies, E4tech came up with a short list of the most promising technologies, looking specifically at their market perspectives, innovation and IP potential, capacity to address specific challenges in our client’s key investment sectors (Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Power and Ballast Water Treatment). The selected technologies were used to provide our client with a list of potential candidate companies active in the relevant technologies and sectors. A detailed profile and grading in terms of investment potential were provided for 13 companies, ranging from start-ups to multinationals.