Hyder: the rise and fall of a multi-utility

Dennis Thomas

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This paper examines the events surrounding, and issues involved in, the Hyder Group’s takeover and break up with particular emphasis on the circumstances of the Welsh Water utility division. Following a brief account of Hyder’s relatively short lived, and problematic, multi-utility experience the paper examines the takeover battle which resulted in Hyder’s acquisition by Western Power Distribution Limited and identifies the key regulatory and competition issues which were involved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-192
Number of pages12
JournalUtilities Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2000


  • Competition
  • Multi-utility
  • Privatization
  • Regulation
  • Water companies


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