South America: Overview

Brookfield’s roots date back over 100 years in South America and the company owns and operates $16 billion of assets. We invest in property, renewable energy, utilities, agriculture and timberland in South America, including Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia.


Brookfield's history in Brazil spans over 100 years of successful operations in various high-quality property, power and infrastructure assets that generate long-term, sustainable cash flow growth.

Our first operation in Brazil, which began on July 17, 1899, and involved Brazilian and Canadian investments, was a tramway system in the city of São Paulo. In 1905, we expanded our tramway operations to Rio de Janeiro, and subsequently entered a series of infrastructure sectors, such as electricity generation, transmission and distribution, telephone concessions, gas distribution and many others.

In 2006, Brookfield acquired Transelec, the largest electricity transmission system in Chile. In 2011, we acquired an electrical distribution business in Colombia, and 2012 and 2013, Brookfield purchased toll road networks in Brazil and Chile. In 2015, the company acquired port and rail assets in Brazil.

Currently, the South American portfolio is aligned with Brookfield’s global strategy, with investments in high-quality assets that generate a long-term, sustainable cash flow with superior returns.

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Head Office Locations

Rua Lauro Müller, nº 116 – 21º andar
Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro, RJ
22290-160 – Brasil
Tel.: + 55 (21) 3527-7800
Fax: + 55 (21) 3527-7799

Brookfield Asset Management's South American Overview