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Historically, bull markets in stocks and real estate bubbles, especially in commercial property, go hand in hand. The same irrational exuberance that persuades mediocre stock investors that everything they touch turns to gold also infects developers who leverage themselves to the hilt with cheap money near the peak of a cycle. In the past, the completion of record-high skyscrapers has been the proverbial bell that rings at the top of the market.
The newest multifamily building to be developed near Nationals Park in Southeast D.C. isn't open yet, but it's already nearly fully leased. Representatives for Brookfield Properties, Urban Atlantic and the D.C. Housing Authority are slated to hold a ceremonial grand opening Thursday for the Harlow, a 179-unit building at 1100 Second Place SE. The project's quick lease-up suggests demand for rental units in the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District remains strong amid a wave of new supply springing up around Nats Park, where the home team moved one game closer Monday night to their first World Series appearance.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today assigned a Ba3 rating to TerraForm Power Operating LLC's (TPO or yieldco) proposed issuance of up to $700 million of senior unsecured notes. Concurrently, Moody's affirmed TPO's Ba3 corporate family rating (CFR) and Ba3-PD Probability of Default rating.
With 5M and Pier 70, Brookfield Properties is orchestrating two of the biggest real estate developments in San Francisco.
While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by the accomodative interest rate environment in the US, increasing oil prices and deteriorating expectations towards the resolution of the trade war with China, many smart money investors kept their cautious approach regarding the current bull run in the second quarter and hedging or reducing many of […]
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019Time: 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) BROOKFIELD, NEWS, Oct. 07, 2019 -- Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM)(TSX:BAM.A)(EURONEXT.
(Bloomberg) -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is considering selling its stake in Wind Energy Transmission Texas, which could fetch $400 million to $500 million, according to people familiar with the matter.The Toronto-based alternative asset manager is working with financial advisers to seek buyers for its 50% stake in the company, said the people, who asked to not be identified because the matter isn’t public.Brookfield owns the electrical transmission-line operator with PSP Investments, the Canadian pension fund.No deal has been reached and Brookfield may choose to hold onto the stake, they said.A representative for Brookfield declined to comment. Representative for WETT and PSP didn’t respond to requests for comment.WETT, based in Austin, Texas, has 375 miles of transmission lines and six switching stations, according to its website.The sale would be the latest in a flurry of infrastructure deals for Brookfield. Its affiliate, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, said in August it had four ongoing sales processes as part of its asset recycling program. In February, it sold its stake in a Chilean toll road business.It said at the time it intended to use proceeds from the sales to invest in new businesses, including U.S. railroad Genesee & Wyoming Inc., which it agreed to buy $6.3 billion in July in partnership with GIC Pte Ltd., the Singapore sovereign wealth fund.To contact the reporters on this story: Gillian Tan in New York at email@example.com;Scott Deveau in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Liana Baker at email@example.com, ;Alan Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org, Matthew MonksFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM.A) and Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (OAK) (“Oaktree”) are pleased to announce the completion of Brookfield’s acquisition of approximately 61.2% of Oaktree’s business. In connection with the transaction, Brookfield acquired all of the outstanding Oaktree class A units and approximately 20% of the units of Oaktree Capital Group Holdings, L.P. (“OCGH”) held by the founders, senior management, and current and former employees of Oaktree. The purchase price per unit was, at the election of such unitholders, $49.00 in cash or 1.0770 class A shares of Brookfield (subject to proration).
Poseidon Water is proud to be part of the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) Team that was selected to receive $100 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a new Energy-Water Desalination Hub. The Hub’s purpose is to advance state-of-the-art technology and research in desalination. Poseidon is a national leader in the development of water supply and treatment projects using a public-private partnership approach and manages the award-winning Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant. Headquartered at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California, NAWI was created in 2017 to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy-Water Desalination Hub. Along with co-founding laboratories Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, NAWI brings together a world-class team of industry and academic partners to examine the critical research needed to radically lower the cost and energy consumption required for desalination.
BROOKFIELD, NEWS, Sept. 19, 2019 -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX: BAM.A, NYSE: BAM) today announced that after having taken into account all election notices received.
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM.A, Euronext: BAMA) and Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (OAK) (“Oaktree”) today provided notice that the previously announced election period will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time on September 25, 2019 (the “Election Deadline”). The ability of (i) registered holders of Oaktree Class A common units, and (ii) holders of limited partnership units in Oaktree Capital Group Holdings L.P., whose units will be exchanged for equity interests in Oslo Holdings LLC, to elect (pursuant to the election right provided under the previously announced merger agreement) cash consideration or share consideration (subject to proration) will end at the Election Deadline. Election forms received after the Election Deadline will not be accepted.
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.
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.