Toronto, April 16th, 2012
– Brookfield Financial Corp. ("Brookfield Financial") is pleased to announce that Ilias Konstantopoulos has joined the company as a Managing Partner in Toronto, adding to Brookfield Financial's global offering of transaction advisory and investment banking services.
Mr. Konstantopoulos joins Brookfield Financial with approximately two decades of experience in advising boards of directors, special committees and senior management teams on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, valuations, fairness opinions, financings and other investment banking related matters. Ilias spent the last 15 years with BMO Capital Markets as a senior member of the Mergers & Acquisitions group and, more recently, as Head of the Investment and Corporate Banking group in Montreal. Prior to BMO Capital Markets, Ilias worked at Ernst & Young in various roles including with the Transaction Advisory Services group. Ilias has advised on more than 60 transactions having an aggregate transaction value in excess of $80 billion for both public and private companies across various industry sectors including consumer and retail, resources, real estate, media, telecom and technology and diversified industries. Ilias began his professional career with Bechtel in 1988 as a structural design engineer.
"Brookfield Financial has made a concerted effort to expand its mergers and acquisitions advisory business globally. We are delighted to have Ilias join our team and believe that our existing and prospective clients will benefit tremendously from Ilias' breadth and depth of experience" said Brydon Cruise, President and Managing Partner of Brookfield Financial. Ilias is the 50th professional to join Brookfield Financial over the last two years as part of the company's global expansion of its services to clients.
Ilias holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Masters in Business Administration from McGill University and is a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Brookfield Financial is a global investment bank that provides strategic and financial advisory, debt and equity arranging, joint ventures and structured transactions, M&A advisory and investment banking services.
Brookfield Financial, part of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., has the ability to serve corporate and institutional clients on both local market and international transactions with offices located in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, Brazil and India.
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a global alternative asset manager with approximately $150 billion in assets under management. We have over a 100-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on real estate, infrastructure, power and private equity. We have a range of public and private investment products and services, which leverage our expertise and experience and provide us with a distinct competitive advantage in the markets where we operate. Brookfield is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and on NYSE Euronext under the symbol BAMA. For more information, please visit our web site at www.brookfield.com.
Brookfield Financial Contact Information
Brydon D. Cruise, President
Ilias Konstantopoulos, Managing Partner