Brookfield’s private equity group to sell BGRS for $230 mln

The private equity group of Brookfield Asset Management has agreed to sell BGRS, a Burr Ridge, Illinois-based provider of talent mobility solutions.

Brookfield said it expects to generate net proceeds of US$230 million from the sale of the company to Relo Group Inc, a Tokyo, Japan-based corporate outsourcing services provider.

The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.

BGRS, formerly Brookfield Global Relocation Services, has been owned by Toronto-based Brookfield for many years.

Established in 1963, BGRS manages more than 60,000 corporate and government client relocations annually in over 140 countries. The company has a second office in Toronto.

PRESS RELEASE

Brookfield Business Partners to Sell BGRS

BROOKFIELD NEWS, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE:BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN) (“Brookfield Business Partners”) today announced an agreement to sell its 100% stake in BGRS, one of the largest global providers of executive relocation services, to Relo Group, Inc. Brookfield Business Partners expects to generate net proceeds of approximately $230 million from the sale.

BGRS provides best-in-class talent mobility solutions, managing over 60,000 corporate and government client relocations annually in more than 140 countries from its 14 global offices. Under Brookfield’s ownership for many years, BGRS has expanded its service lines and executed a number of growth initiatives to become a global leader with a long-standing track record providing comprehensive mobility services to corporate and government clients.

Closing is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2019.

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CIBC Capital Markets and BFIN Securities, LP are acting as financial advisors to Brookfield Business Partners.

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