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Brookfield to Invest in BrandSafway

Paul, Weiss is representing Brookfield in its acquisition of half of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice’s ownership interest in BrandSafway, the leading provider of specialized services to the global industrial, commercial and infrastructure end markets with over $5 billion in annual sales. As a result of the investment, Brookfield and funds managed by CD&R will each own approximately 45 percent of the company. BrandSafway management will continue to own a minority interest in the business.

The Paul, Weiss team includes corporate partners Matthew Abbott, Brian Lavin, Monica Thurmond and Gregory Ezring and counsel Daniel Layfield; tax partner Lindsay Parks; litigation partners Geoffrey Chepiga and Mark Mendelsohn; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic and counsel Reuven Falik and Jarrett Hoffman; real estate partner Salvatore Gogliormella; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.

September 30, 2019

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