BROOKFIELD NEWS, July 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE:BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN) (“Brookfield Business Partners”) together with its institutional partners (collectively “Brookfield”) announced today the closing of the acquisition of 100% of the equity capital of Ouro Verde Locação e Seviços S.A. (“Ouro Verde” or the “Company”), a leading Brazilian heavy equipment and light vehicle fleet management company. As part of the closing arrangements, Brookfield sponsored a recapitalization in which Ouro Verde received R$500 million ($131 million) to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and support its growth strategy and assumed certain liabilities.
Brookfield and Ouro Verde originally entered into a transaction on September 4, 2018 for Brookfield to acquire a 55% controlling interest in the Company. This original agreement was significantly modified, and under the terms of the new arrangements Brookfield acquired all the equity in Ouro Verde.
Brookfield Business Partners will fund approximately $50 million of the equity using existing liquidity. Following closing, a portion of Brookfield Business Partners’ investment may be syndicated to other institutional partners.
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