Company description

Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona, S.A. (Agbar) is a Spanish company dedicated to services, distribution or treatment of water. The company was founded in 1867 inLiège as Compagnie des Eaux de Barcelone by an investor from France and Catalonia (Spain). The group is present in almost all the continents as North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Agbar is constituted by more than 230 companies. A joint acquisition bid by Suez (now Suez Environnement) and Criteria CaixaCorp, concluded in January 2008. It resulted in the two companies controlling around 90% of Agbar's shares.

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Company updates

  • February 24, 2016

    Suez may be interested in the acquisition of Urbaser

    Suez Environnement may be interested in the acquisition of Spain's Urbaser, which is owned by ACS Group.

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  • July 03, 2015

    Odebrecht Ambiental, AGBAR team win water PPP in Mexico

    The consortium composed of Odebrecht Ambiental SA and Interagbar de México SA has been awarded the concession to provide water and sewage services for three municipalities of Veracruz State, Mexico.

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  • July 24, 2014

    Suez buys 24% stake in Barcelona water utility Agbar

    Suez Environnement has purchased the 24.14% of Agbar that was held by Criteria CaixaHolding and Criteria CaixaHolding, in turn, will have up to a 7% share in Suez Environnement, making it its second l...

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  • May 06, 2014

    OHL - Agbar wins Aragon irrigation concession

    The consortium formed by OHL and Agbar has been awarded the expansion of the irrigation area of the Canal de Navarra in Spain.

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  • March 29, 2013

    Dispute between Acciona and Agbar continues for Catalonian water privatization

    The regional Catalonian Supreme Court (TSJC) dismissed on Wednesday the appeal of the Catalonian Government and the consortium led by Acciona against the decision of a contracting body of Catalonia wh...

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