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Brookfield Shuns ‘Eat-What-You-Kill’ in Private Equity Build-Out

  • Canadian giant says collaborative culture is secret sauce
  • Firm seeks to expand private equity to rival its other groups
The Brookfield Place retail concourse in New York.

The Brookfield Place retail concourse in New York.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. aims to build a private-equity juggernaut with a distinctly non-Wall Street feel.

An ethos of collaboration is deeply rooted in the 120-year-old Canadian firm and permeates its open-floor offices worldwide, top executives say.