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Paul Hastings Advises Primary Wave in a $2 Billion Partnership with Brookfield Asset Management

October 11, 2022

Paul Hastings LLP is advising Primary Wave, a private music publishing company and investment management firm, in a strategic partnership with Brookfield Asset Management valued in excess of $2 billion.

Brookfield will acquire a significant minority interest in Primary Wave together with leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), who will join Oaktree Capital Management as strategic partners in Primary Wave. In addition, affiliates of Brookfield will provide $1.7 billion of capital commitments to a newly launched permanent capital investment vehicle that will acquire new music investments.

The Paul Hastings team is led by corporate partners Max Rosenberg, Barry Brooks, and Mike Huang, and included of counsel Jason Hill; associates Vinnie Buehler, Sean Murphy, and Anna Hardcastle; tax partner Joseph Opich; private investment funds partner Ted Craig; and associates Shilpa Soundararajan and Padraig McGarry; and structured finance partner Richard Davis and attorney Jessica Patton.

More details on the transaction can be found here.

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