Private Equity and Finance: Overview

30+ years of experience
$20+ billion of capital deployed
100+ committed financings & investments


Our experience as private equity investors and providers of bridge financing spans three decades, numerous business cycles and some of the most challenging economic times in recent history. Through more than 100 investments and commitments made and over $20 billion deployed, we have established a consistent track record of success partnering with companies in industries where we have operating expertise and experience.

A key element of our success is the knowledge gained as operators of industrial, natural resource and other tangible asset businesses. Focusing on sectors we know best enables us to draw upon our extensive experience and relationships developed over thirty years of principal investing, specialty lending and operating businesses. Combining that knowledge with a distinct perspective on value creation enables our portfolio companies to build upon their strengths and realize their potential. Our sectors of expertise include building products, metals and mining, construction and engineering, energy, forest products, paper and packaging, industrial manufacturing, financial & real estate services.

Industry focus enables us to commit capital quickly and to create flexible capital solutions to meet the specific needs of companies and their stakeholders. Contrarian thinking is a hallmark of our success and has produced many of our best investments. We often invest when industries are out of favour and our experience as owners and operators of businesses provides valuable insights and the ability to assist companies experiencing temporary operational or financial challenges that impede results.

Broad sourcing capability positions us to deploy capital throughout the economic cycle. When speed and certainty of commitment are required, Brookfield’s significant capital base enables us to underwrite investments and loans of all sizes without syndication.

Our private equity investment professionals are located throughout Canada and the United States, Europe, India, Australia and South America. Our global reach and network enables us to surface high quality investment opportunities and provide our portfolio companies with a full range of resources throughout the course of our involvement.

Our investing activities are conducted principally through dedicated private equity and specialty lending funds. Brookfield is the largest investor in each of these funds, creating a strong alignment of interests with our investment partners that differentiates us from our competitors.