Brookfield offers to buy Australia’s Aveo for $859 mln: Reuters


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Brookfield Asset Management has offered to acquire Aveo Group Ltd, a Sydney, Australia-based retirement-home operator, for A$1.27 billion (US$859.4 million) in cash, according to a report by Reuters.

Aveo, which in July said Brookfield was the preferred party in the company’s strategic review process, disclosed the offer this week.

The deal 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 facilities, Reuters said.