approximately $10.0 million in the aggregate, which may be appealed. The project companies expect that losses, if any, arising from these claims would be covered pursuant to an indemnity and, accordingly, the Company recognized a corresponding indemnification asset within prepaid expenses and other current assets in the consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2018.
19. RELATED PARTIES
As discussed in Note 1. Nature of Operations and Organization, prior to the consummation of the Merger, TerraForm Power was a controlled affiliate of SunEdison. As a result of the consummation of the Merger on October 16, 2017, a change of control of TerraForm Power occurred, and Orion Holdings, which is an affiliate of Brookfield, came to hold 51% of the voting securities of TerraForm Power immediately following the consummation of the Merger. As a result of the Merger closing, TerraForm Power was no longer a controlled affiliate of SunEdison and became a controlled affiliate of Brookfield.
As discussed in Note 1. Nature of Operations and Organization, SunEdison transferred all of the outstanding IDRs of Terra LLC held by SunEdison or certain of its affiliates to Brookfield IDR Holder at the effective time of the Merger, and the Company and Brookfield IDR Holder entered into an amended and restated limited liability company agreement of Terra LLC as discussed below under Brookfield Sponsorship Transaction, which adjusted the distribution thresholds and percentages applicable to the IDRs.
Brookfield Sponsorship Transaction
As discussed in Note 1. Nature of Operations and Organization, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at or prior to the effective time of the Merger that occurred on October 16, 2017, the Company and Orion Holdings (or one of its affiliates), among other parties, entered into a suite of agreements providing for sponsorship arrangements, as are more fully described below.
Brookfield Master Services Agreement
In connection with the consummation of the Merger, the Company entered into a master services agreement (the “Brookfield MSA”) with Brookfield and certain affiliates of Brookfield (collectively, the “MSA Providers”) pursuant to which the MSA Providers provide certain management and administrative services to the Company, including the provision of strategic and investment management services. As consideration for the services provided or arranged for by Brookfield and certain of its affiliates pursuant to the master services agreement, the Company pays a base management fee on a quarterly basis that is paid in arrears and calculated as follows:
for each of the first four quarters following the closing date of the Merger, a fixed component of $2.5 million per quarter (subject to proration for the quarter including the closing date of the Merger) plus 0.3125% of the market capitalization value increase for such quarter;
for each of the next four quarters, a fixed component of $3.0 million per quarter adjusted annually for inflation plus 0.3125% of the market capitalization value increase for such quarter; and
thereafter, a fixed component of $3.75 million per quarter adjusted annually for inflation plus 0.3125% of the market capitalization value increase for such quarter.
For purposes of calculating the quarterly payment of the base management fee, the term market capitalization value increase means, for any quarter, the increase in value of the Company’s market capitalization for such quarter, calculated by multiplying the number of outstanding shares of Class A common stock as of the last trading day of such quarter by the difference between (x) the volume-weighted average trading price of a share of Class A common stock for the trading days in such quarter and (y) $9.52. If the difference between (x) and (y) in the market capitalization value increase calculation for a quarter is a negative number, then the market capitalization value increase is deemed to be zero.
Pursuant to the Brookfield MSA, the Company recorded a $14.6 million and $3.4 million charge within general and administrative expenses - affiliate in the consolidated statements of operations for the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The balance payable under the Brookfield MSA was $4.2 million and $3.4 million in the consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2018 and 2017.
Sponsor Line Agreement