The private equity group of Brookfield Asset Management has agreed to sell BGIS, a Markham, Ontario-based provider of integrated facilities management services, for about $1.3 billion (US$1 billion).
The buyer is CCMP Capital Advisors, a U.S. private equity firm. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2019.
Brookfield Capital Partners IV, which raised US$4 billion in 2016, acquired control of BGIS in 2015 and backed its organic and acquisition-led growth.
Today, the company oversees more than 320 million square feet of real estate representing over 30,000 locations in North America, Asia and Europe.
In a separate statement, CCMP said BGIS CEO Gordon Hicks and the management team will remain in place.
Brookfield Business Partners Announces Agreement to Sell BGIS for $1 Billion
BROOKFIELD NEWS, March 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brookfield Business Partners L.P(NYSE: BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN) (“Brookfield Business Partners”), together with its institutional partners (collectively “Brookfield”), today announced an agreement to sell BGIS, a leading global provider of facilities management services, to CCMP Capital Advisors, LP for approximately $1 billion.
Since acquiring control of BGIS in 2015, Brookfield has supported the management team in expanding the size, scale, and geographic footprint of the business, through both organic growth and acquisitions. Under Brookfield’s ownership, BGIS has established itself as a leading global facilities management provider, managing more than 320 million square feet of real estate representing more than 30,000 locations across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. The company has earned a reputation for innovation and numerous awards for the safety and sustainability of its operations.
Sale proceeds to Brookfield Business Partners for its 26% ownership interest in BGIS are approximately $180 million, after taxes.
Closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to occur in the second quarter.
Citigroup Global Markets, CIBC Capital Markets, and TD Securities are acting as financial advisors to Brookfield and Stikeman Elliott, Skadden Arps, and interEllison are acting as legal advisors.
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