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|Bid||52.53 x 1200|
|Ask||53.25 x 900|
|Day's Range||52.69 - 53.63|
|52 Week Range||36.58 - 54.11|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.89|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.14|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.64 (1.19%)|
|1y Target Est||58.14|
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") assigned a B1 rating to Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.'s ("BRPI") proposed $400 million senior unsecured notes due 2027. The proceeds from the new notes coupled with $200 million from the company's revolving credit facility will be used to refinance the company's existing $600 million senior unsecured notes maturing in December 2020. This offering comes shortly after BRPI received approval from its existing debt holders to combine most of its US and Canadian real estate assets under one corporate structure.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") withdrew WETT Holdings, LLC's (WETT Holdings) Baa3 senior secured rating and subsidiary Wind Energy Transmission Texas, LLC's (WETT) A3 senior secured rating. At the time of the withdrawal the outlook for WETT Holdings was negative and the outlook for WETT was stable. Please refer to the Moody's Investors Service Policy for Withdrawal of Credit Ratings available on its website, www.moodys.com.
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) (TSX: BAM.A, NYSE: BAM, Euronext: BAMA) today announced that it has determined the fixed dividend rate on its Cumulative Class A Preference Shares, Series 40 (“Series 40 Shares”) (TSX:BAM.PF.F) for the five years commencing October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2024, and also determined the quarterly dividend on its floating rate Cumulative Class A Preference Shares, Series 25 (“Series 25 Shares”) (BAM-PS.TO). If declared, the fixed quarterly dividends on the Series 40 Shares during the five years commencing October 1, 2019 will be $0.2518125 per share per quarter, which represents a yield of 6.105% on the most recent trading price, similar to the current yield. The new fixed dividend rate that will apply for the five years commencing October 1, 2019 represents a yield of 4.029% based on the redemption price of $25 per share.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today upgraded the rating of DBCT Finance Pty Ltd.'s senior secured ratings to Baa3 from Ba1, and revised the outlook to stable from positive. "IMPORTANT NOTICE: MOODY'S RATINGS AND PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY RETAIL INVESTORS. DBCT is the financing affiliate of DBCT Management Pty Limited and DBCT Trust, which collectively have economic ownership of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal through a long-term lease, comprising a 50-year initial and 49-year option period.
BROOKFIELD, NEWS, Aug. 30, 2019 -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM.A, Euronext: BAMA) today announced that it has requested the delisting of all Class A.
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM.A, Euronext: BAMA) and Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (OAK) (“Oaktree”) today announced the immediate commencement of the election period and the commencement of the mailing of forms of election to registered holders of Oaktree Class A common units (“Class A units”) and holders of limited partnership units in Oaktree Capital Group Holdings L.P. whose units will be exchanged for equity interests in Oslo Holdings LLC (“SellerCo units”). At least five business days prior to the Election Deadline, Brookfield and Oaktree will issue another joint press release announcing the exact date of the Election Deadline. Brookfield and Oaktree continue to expect that the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement will close during the third quarter of 2019, subject to receipt of all required governmental approvals and other conditions necessary to complete the mergers.
(Bloomberg) -- Another challenger to WeWork is drawing cash from a slate of institutional investors as the office-sharing juggernaut faces the prospect of stiffer competition ahead of its initial public offering.New York-based startup Industrious raised $80 million from backers including Brookfield Properties, luxury fitness chain Equinox and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, according to co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Hodari. Landlord peers TF Cornerstone and Granite Properties also participated in the round.Like others competing with WeWork, Industrious has honed its strategy to lower risk and tout itself as safer investment. Under a new business model adopted last year, it will avoid signing long-term leases and instead partner with landlords to manage their buildings as co-working spaces or for tenants. It’s an arrangement akin to the hotel industry, where owners hand off management of their properties to brands such as Hilton and Marriott.It’s “more sustainable, thoughtful and less risky” to rely on management contracts that last 15 to 25 years, Hodari said. He plans to phase out leases his company already signed for office space. WeWork, in contrast, had $47.2 billion in future lease obligations as of June 30.Knotel Inc., another manager of flexible work spaces, announced its own $400 million fundraising Wednesday, giving it an implied value of at least $1.3 billion. Hodari declined to disclose Industrious’s valuation.Hodari said he focused on raising funds from large landlords who can play a role in accelerating growth. The venture will operate co-working sites attached to Equinox gyms, a partnership to be showcased at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards development. It’s also working on deals with investors including Brookfield Properties, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management Inc.As Brookfield properties evolve into hubs where people shop, dine, live and do their jobs, “co-working space is a growing area in our portfolio,” said Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of Brookfield Properties’ retail group.A ‘Scary’ PivotIndustrious operates about 80 locations and aims to strike partnerships for 60 more sites next year. Building owners typically cover the bulk of cost for overhauling spaces. The firm gets some of the revenue collected from customers, and can share in a landlord’s profits, once a location earns more than the equivalent market rent. Industrious spaces generally are projected to earn 30% more for landlords than they would otherwise, Hodari says. Past and current members include Hyatt Hotels Corp., Airbus SE, Pandora A/S, Humana Inc. and Lyft Inc.Some of the fundraising will be used to expand to cities in Mexico, Canada and Europe. The firm also plans to build up its presence in New York, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.WeWork is expected to raise more than $3 billion in its IPO next month, and billions more in debt financing. If Industrious kept signing leases rather than partnering with landlords, it would have needed far more capital while facing the risk of a squeeze in an economic downturn, Hodari said. Instead, its strategy is expected to help the company become profitable by early next year.“It’s dangerous and unnecessary for companies to be stuck in a position where they have to raise hundreds of millions or more to fund their growth,” he said. The change in strategy, “was a scary, nerve-wracking transition as it wasn’t clear we’d be able to get landlords on board. But I’m glad we did it.”To contact the reporter on this story: Gillian Tan in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alan Goldstein at email@example.com, David ScheerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2019 -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) and Macer Forest Holdings Inc. (“Macer”) report that Macer has acquired and Brookfield has disposed of.
The world of private equity involves some of the world's most prominent asset managers. On Aug. 9, BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) closed a deal to invest $875 million for a 30% stake in Authentic Brands, the owner of Sports Illustrated, Nine West, Juicy Couture and many others. The investment was the first from the asset manager's new private-equity fund, Long Term Private Capital, which finished raising $2.75 billion in April from several cornerstone investors. Authentic Brands is the fund's first significant investment. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhat makes BlackRock's private equity fund different is that it intends to make investments for the long haul. * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On "For institutional investors who want equity exposure, there's a need for an additional type of investment on the continuum between publicly traded equities and leveraged buyout style private equity - one that is potentially more rewarding than public equities but less risky than highly-leveraged buyouts," said Mark Wiseman, Chairman of BlackRock's alternative investors division in April. Most private equity firms buy a company, add leverage to help pay for the acquisition, find some growth either organically or through bolt-on purchases, and then sell it of five to seven years later for several times the original equity investment. Private equity investing can be very lucrative. However, unless you've got billions to invest, many of the best opportunities are unavailable to the retail investor. To gain access to these private equity deals, there are some ways a regular Joe can do it. Here are seven options on how to invest in private equity without being a billionaire. Ways to Play Private Equity: BlackRock (BLK)Source: Shutterstock For those investors who aren't familiar with BlackRock, it's one of the largest asset managers in the world with $6.8 trillion in assets under management (AUM) as of the end of June. It operates iShares, the largest ETF provider in the world, with $2 trillion in AUM. iShares provides ETFs at relatively inexpensive management expense ratios. However, when you have $2 trillion in assets to generate fees from those ETFs, the revenues accumulate pretty quickly. In BlackRock's Q2 2019, iShares ETFs accounted for 39% of the company's base fees in the quarter. The company's ongoing foray into alternative investments such as private equity is going to take a long time to catch up to iShares' fee generation. In the second quarter, alternative investments accounted for just 8% of BlackRock's $2.9 billion in base fees.So, if you buy into BLK stock because of its Long Term Private Capital Fund, it's important to remember that it's but a small piece of the BlackRock pie; albeit a very interesting and innovative approach to private equity investing. Buying into BlackRock is a great way to play private equity while still hedging your bets. Brookfield Business Partners (BBU)Brookfield Business Partners (NYSE:BBU), the private equity arm of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM), announced Aug. 13 that it was buying Genworth Financial's (NYSE:GNW) 57% stake in Genworth MI Canada, one of Canada's largest mortgage insurance providers. Brookfield is paying C$48.86 a share for the C$2.4 billion controlling interest. Genworth MI Canada is one of just three companies that provide mortgage insurance in Canada. This is the kind of deal Brookfield likes to make. It's paying a reasonable price for an asset that's got a lot of upside outside of Canada. "This hints at potential global expansion of MIC (Genworth MI Canada) operations … which could drive enhanced growth and profitability," National Bank of Canada analyst Jaeme Gloyn wrote in a note to clients. Under Genworth Financial's ownership, the Canadian unit was unable to operate in any countries where the parent operated. Now, it will be able to head south with a strong financial backer in its corner.Brookfield is known for adding value to its investments while remaining patient about its exit. The company will do what needs to be done to deliver excellent returns for shareholders. * 10 Stocks Under $5 to Buy for Fall BAM is one of my favorite stocks to hold forever because they understand capital allocation better than most. Blackstone Group (BX) Source: Shutterstock New York-based Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) is one of the world's largest alternative asset managers with $512 billion in assets under management. On July 1, it completed its conversion from a publicly-traded partnership to a corporation. The company made the switch to make it easier for investors to own its stock. By converting, investors no longer need to file a Schedule K-1 for their taxes, making the paperwork from the investment far less cumbersome.Of the 150 largest U.S. public companies, Blackstone ranks first in terms of its long-term 10-year growth rate for revenues and earnings as well as its pre-tax margin and dividend yield. So, despite being one of the best-run businesses in the country, its partnership structure limited the market for its stock.For example, 58% of the largest 150 companies referenced above are included in U.S. long-only and index ETFs. By comparison, BX is only included in 21% of the U.S. long-only and index ETFs. That's all because it wasn't a corporation.As far as private equity goes, Blackstone has $171 billion in assets under management. Those assets are invested in more than 97 companies with combined revenues of more than $76 billion and employing more than 400,000 people around the world. At the current moment, it has $75 billion in available capital. Onex (ONEXF)Source: Shutterstock One of two Canadian private equity companies on the list, Onex (OTCMKTS:ONEX) has been in the news a lot lately for its acquisition of WestJet Airlines (OTCMKTS:WJAFF), Canada's second-largest airline behind Air Canada (OTCMKTS:ACDVF).On Aug. 13, the Canadian Competition Bureau OK'd the transaction. Previously, Canada's Transport Minister, Marc Garneau, approved the C$3.5 billion deal. Originally, Onex was prepared to pay C$35.75 a share. However, the ongoing troubles with the Boeing 737 Max reduced the price by C$4.75 to C$31. The deal's expected to be approved by the remaining Canadian regulators who have yet to render a decision. The transaction should close in the fourth quarter of 2019.Although WestJet is one of Onex's highest-profile acquisitions in its 35-year history, it manages more than C$39 billion in assets including C$6.9 billion of its own capital. Of the $39 billion, approximately 69% is invested in private equity with the rest in cash (18%), credit (12%) and fixed-income investments, as well as a small amount in real estate (1%). Onex's private equity investing has generated a gross multiple of capital invested of 2.6 times and a 27% gross IRR (internal rate of return) on realized, substantially realized, and publicly traded investments. * 15 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul Like Brookfield, it's a patient investor. Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI)Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI) is by far the smallest of the private equity stocks listed in this article with a market cap of just $1.1 billion.Not only does CODI take majority-ownership stakes in middle-market businesses in North America, it also provides debt and equity for its subsidiaries to grow. It currently owns eight different companies.2019 has been a hectic year for CODI selling two of its businesses for large amounts. On July 1, it announced the sale of Clean Earth, one of the largest specialty waste processors in the U.S, for $625 million. The sale netted Compass Diversified $200 million which it used to eliminate the outstanding debt on CODI's revolving credit facility. In February, CODI sold Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods to Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) for $316.6 million. Manitoba Harvest gives Tilray a big piece of the U.S. hemp foods market. Compass Diversified will turn around and find one or two new platform companies on which to grow. Once upon a time, CODI owned Fox Factory Holding (NASDAQ:FOXF), makers of bike and truck shocks, until it took FOXF public in 2013. With just eight businesses owned, it has a much easier job managing its investments. If you're patient, CODI will reward you over the long haul. Ways to Play Private Equity: Invesco Global Listed Private Equity ETF (PSP)The first of two available private equity ETFs, the Invesco Global Listed Private Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:PSP) has an exceptionally high management expense ratio of 2.03%. The ETF tracks the performance of the Red Rocks Global Listed Private Equity Index. The index typically invests in 40 to 75 private equity companies including BDCs, MLPs, and other investment vehicles. Currently, PSP has 68 holdings with 41% allocated to U.S. companies, another 16% to the UK, and Switzerland at 6%. If you like to invest in mid-cap and small-cap stocks, PSP allocates just 29% to large caps. Of its top 10 holdings, one of the companies listed in this article (Blackstone) is held in its largest holdings. Brookfield Business Partners, Onex, and Compass Diversified are also held. Over the past 10 years, PSP has generated an annualized total return of 9.5%, which is a decent, if not great return over the period. * 10 Stocks Under $5 to Buy for Fall If you're wondering why the fee is so high, it incorporates the fund fees of the 68 holdings in the ETF. The management fee itself is 0.50%. ProShares Global Listed Private Equity ETF (PEX)Not nearly as large an ETF in terms of assets with just $18.8 million, the ProShares Global Listed Private Equity (BATS:PEX), the ETF tracks the performance of the LPX Direct Listed Private Equity Index, a diversified global portfolio of listed private equity companies whose primary business is direct investments in private enterprises. It currently owns 30 stocks, including Onex, which is the ETFs second-largest holding, accounting for almost 10% of the entire portfolio. The largest holding in PEX is Ares Capital (NYSE:ARCC), a BDC with nearly $8 billion in market cap. It's hard to believe, but PEX is 75 basis points more expensive than PSP at 2.78% annually. Excluding the acquired fund fees from the ETFs 30 holdings, it charges 0.60%. There's no mystery why private equity ETFs haven't grown their net assets beyond $220 million. You're probably better off just putting money into an ETF that holds some of the companies listed above. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post 7 Ways to Play Private Equity Without Being a Billionaire appeared first on InvestorPlace.
BROOKFIELD, NEWS, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM) (TSX: BAM.A) (EURONEXT: BAMA) (“Brookfield” or “the company”) today announced it has received.
Net Income of $0.7 billion or $0.36 per shareFFO of $1.1 billion or $1.09 per share BROOKFIELD, NEWS, Aug. 08, 2019 -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM.A,.
Editor's note: This story was previously published in May 2019. It has since been updated and republished.Google the question "What's considered a high dividend yield?" and you get more than 65 million results. That's because many investors are on the hunt for dividend stocks to buy that not only appreciate over time but also pay a high dividend. So what is a high-dividend yield stock? One that pays 1%? 3%? 5%? The truth is there is no strict rule. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIf you are interested in high-yield dividend stocks, it's better to focus on a company's history of growing its dividend rather than just looking for the juiciest dividend yields. That's because dividend yields are often high due to some problem with the business that's knocked its share price lower. * 7 A-Rated Stocks Under $10 That said, if you can find a group of stocks that yield 5% and have demonstrated the ability to grow the annual payment over a decent amount of time, double-digit total returns won't be nearly as difficult to achieve.The trick is finding those stocks. Here are seven high-yield dividend stocks to buy with a payout of 5% or more that I believe can get the job done. BP (BP)The integrated oil and gas company has come a long way since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. BP (NYSE:BP) currently yields 6.55%. It has paid a quarterly dividend for 34 consecutive quarters starting with a 42-cent payment in Q4 2010.Source: Shutterstock For 15 quarters between Q3 2014 and Q1 2018, it paid a 60-cent quarterly dividend, opting to retain more of its cash flow. With the September 2018 payment, BP increased its quarterly dividend to $0.6150 and has continued that right into 2019. In the past I have given InvestorPlace readers five reasons to own BP stock. Included in the mix was the company's projection that its free cash flow would grow from $1.8 billion to $24 billion by 2021. That projection was based on a $55 barrel of oil. In fiscal 2018, BP finished the year with $7.8 billion in free cash flow. It now expects to generate between $14-15 billion in free cash flow by 2021, down from its earlier projections, but much higher than where it was in fiscal 2016. It expects to achieve its free cash flow projection for 2021 by adding approximately 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day with many of the 16 projects required to add this capacity already underway. Icahn Enterprises (IEP)Love him or hate him, Carl Icahn sure knows how to make money for his investors, and Icahn Enterprises (NYSE:IEP) is next on our list of high-yield dividend stocks.Source: Steve Pisano via FlickrOver the past 15 years, IEP's annualized total return was 14.8% with approximately 43% of those gains from dividends. Currently yielding just under 11%, IEP increased its quarterly distribution to $2 a share.In 2018, Icahn's investment fund made 7.8% on the year, when most hedge funds lost money and the S&P 500 was also down. Although Icahn is in his 80s, he's still able to jump on the latest trends. * 10 Stocks to Buy on the Trade War Dip He might appear grumpy at times, but who cares when he delivers for shareholders. Brookfield Property Partners (BPY)Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ:BPY) invests in real estate. Whether we're talking office, retail, multi-family residential, self-storage, student housing, you name it, if there's money to be made, BPY is in the mix.Source: Shutterstock BPY acquired a 100% leasehold interest in 666 Fifth Avenue in New York in August 2018. The property, bought at the height of the real estate market, was Jared Kushner's money pit. He paid $1.8 billion for it. BPY took it off his hands for $1.3 billion. It plans to redevelop the building to bring up the rents and then hang on to it until the property is worth significantly more than the price Brookfield paid for it. Over the last five years, this high-yield dividend stock has completely reshaped its business, taking five publicly traded companies private, a move that kept a lid on its share price. As a result, the company's board's approved a $500 million substantial issuer bid to buy back its shares at prices between $19 and $21.AThe company offers a current yield of 6.9%. BPY is also affiliated with Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM), which owns 52% of the company. You could do a lot worse when it comes to high-yield dividend stocks. Cedar Fair (FUN)Who can resist a stock with the symbol FUN? Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) has been providing fun for kids and adults alike since 1870. Source: Jeremy Thompson via Flickr (Modified)It hasn't been a public company for 148 years, though. It went public in 1987. And a $10,000 investment in its IPO would be worth approximately $875,000 today. Its first park was in Sandusky, Ohio. Since then it's added ten additional amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park, and four hotels. The entire system welcomes close to 26 million guests each year generating more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue. The average guest spends almost $48 visiting one of its amusement parks spread across North America. * 10 Cyclical Stocks to Buy (or Sell) Now Set up as a publicly traded partnership, Cedar Fair pays out most of its profits tax-free to its unitholders. Since going public, it's paid out more than $2.6 billion in distributions to unitholders.Cedar Fair might not grow its revenues by double digits but its current yield of 7.18% more than makes up for its lack of growth, making it one of the best high-yield dividend stocks to buy. BCE (BCE)BCE (NYSE:BCE) could best be described as a Canadian version of AT&T (NYSE:T).Source: BCE, Inc. Canada's largest communications company, BCE generates 53% of its annual revenue from its wireline business, which includes broadband, TV, and voice, 36% from wireless, and the remaining 11% from Bell Media. Its media business includes 30 TV stations, 30 specialty networks, four pay-TV channels, 109 radio stations, and more than 200 websites. BCE aims to pay out between 65%-75% of its free cash flow annually. In 2018, it paid out CAD$2.68 billion for dividends, 6.6% higher than a year earlier. It currently yields 5.18%, 140 basis points less than AT&T. However, its long-term debt is just CAD$19.8 billion, less than 10% of Randall Stephenson's baby.BCE continues to be a stock for widows and orphans -- in other words, one of the safest high-yield dividend stocks. Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP)The second of two Brookfield picks, you might think I have a thing for the Brookfield group of companies; and, you'd be right. Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP) is the renewable energy arm of Brookfield Asset Management, who own 60% of the company. Source: Shutterstock Of the seven high-yield dividend stocks on this list, BEP has the most risk and reward of the bunch. On February 8, the company announced its Q4 results. On the top line, it had $3.0 billion in revenue, 13.6% higher than a year earlier. On the bottom line, it had $403 million in net income, almost eight times higher than in 2017. On a cash flow basis, its funds from operations (FFO) increased by 16.4% to $676 million. So, where's the risk, you might be asking? Well, renewable energy projects aren't cheap. * 10 Generation Z Stocks to Buy Long In 2018, Brookfield finished the year with $10.7 billion in corporate and non-recourse debt. That debt comes with $6.5 billion in interest payments over the life of the obligations, 61% of which is due within five years.That said, all Brookfield companies bring to the table a level of conservatism to their investment practices, ensuring that your 5.53% dividend is most certainly money in the bank. Ford (F)Ford (NYSE:F) is currently yielding 6.3%, a mouth-watering number for any dividend investor. However, as anyone who follows the car company, an investment in the Detroit-based business comes with more than its fair share of risk.One of the risks is the company's CEO, Jim Hackett. I'm sure he's a fine man, but I've said many times in the past that he's the wrong person for the job.I argue that someone along the lines of General Motors' (NYSE:GM) CEO Mary Barra is what is needed to revive Ford glory. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford feels I'm 100% wrong about Hackett."I think the ability to hold the now, the near and the far all together at one time is something you don't always see in executives. And Jim (Hackett) has that," Ford told Reuters on the sidelines of the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston. "We're changing a lot. And change is difficult."It sure is. That said, I do believe if you're going to buy a stock under $10, Ford is the one to buy because it's not going out of business anytime soon despite the lack of innovation. As of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Cloud Stocks to Buy on Overcast Days * 6 Stable Stocks Worth Buying for Protection * 5 Active Vanguard Funds That You Have to Own The post 7 Winning High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Payouts Over 5% appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Q2 results reflect decent organic revenue growth, solid Americas' leasing performance and Corporate Solutions growth across all geographies.
Australia's Aveo Group said on Tuesday that Brookfield Asset Management Inc had offered A$1.27 billion ($859.4 million) in cash to acquire the retirement-home operator. The disclosure is the first time Aveo has put a value on the offer since it first revealed it was in talks with the Canadian firm nearly a month ago. Aveo's acquisition would give Brookfield a sizeable chunk of Australia's aged-care industry, which has seen its valuations slide to attractive levels in the wake of a public inquiry into mistreatment and abuse of residents in aged-care facilities.
The disclosure is the first time Aveo has put a value on the offer since it first revealed it was in talks with the Canadian firm nearly a month ago. Aveo's acquisition would give Brookfield a sizeable chunk of Australia's aged-care industry, which has seen its valuations slide to attractive levels in the wake of a public inquiry into mistreatment and abuse of residents in aged-care facilities. The offer price would be reduced by the value of any distributions declared by Aveo after entering into an acquisition agreement, the company said.
Canada's Brookfield Asset Management is in talks to acquire a 30% stake in Brazilian sanitation company Brookfield Ambiental from the workers severance fund FGTS, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The stake, owned by workers' severance fund FGTS, is managed by Brazilian state bank Caixa Economica Federal, which has been divesting from most of its noncore assets. Caixa Economica and Brookfield did not immediately reply to requests for comment.