Baker McKenzie is advising Brookfield Business Partners L.P. in connection with the non-US legal aspects of its $13.2 billion acquisition of Johnson Controls' Power Solutions business. Brookfield reached an agreement with Johnson Controls in partnership with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans.
Brookfield Business Partners is the flagship listed business services and industrials company of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., a leading global alternative asset manager. Brookfield Business Partners is focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low production costs and it is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.
The Baker McKenzie team advising Brookfield Business Partners on non-U.S. legal issues and negotiations is being led by partners Charles Magerman and Nancy Hamzo in Toronto, and includes partner Christopher Guldberg, as well as associates Michelle Heisner, Elizabeth Ebersole, John Brao, and Jenna Neumann.
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