Company entered into a Joinder Agreement pursuant to which Brookfield BRP Holdings (Canada) Inc. became a party to the Registration Rights Agreement. On June 29, 2018, a second Joinder Agreement was entered into among Orion Holdings, Brookfield BRP Holdings (Canada) Inc., BBHC Orion Holdco L.P. and the Company pursuant to which BBHC Orion Holdco L.P. became a party to the Registration Rights Agreement.
Amended and Restated Terra LLC Agreement
As discussed above, 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 amended from time to time, the “New Terra LLC Agreement”). The New Terra LLC Agreement, among other things, reset the IDR thresholds of Terra LLC to establish a first distribution threshold of $0.93 per share of Class A common stock and a second distribution threshold of $1.05 per share of Class A common stock. As a result of the New Terra LLC Agreement, amounts distributed from Terra LLC are distributed on a quarterly basis as follows:
first, to the Company in an amount equal to the Company’s outlays and expenses for such quarter;
second, to holders of Class A units, until an amount has been distributed to such holders of Class A units that would result, after taking account of all taxes payable by the Company in respect of the taxable income attributable to such distribution, in a distribution to holders of shares of Class A common stock of $0.93 per share (subject to adjustment for distributions, combinations or subdivisions of shares of Class A common stock) if such amount were distributed to all holders of shares of Class A common stock;
third, 15% to the holders of the IDRs and 85% to the holders of Class A units until a further amount has been distributed to holders of Class A units in such quarter that would result, after taking account of all taxes payable by the Company in respect of the taxable income attributable to such distribution, in a distribution to holders of shares of Class A common stock of an additional $0.12 per share (subject to adjustment for distributions, combinations or subdivisions of shares of Class A common stock) if such amount were distributed to all holders of shares of Class A common stock; and
thereafter, 75% to holders of Class A units and 25% to holders of the IDRs.
The Company made no IDR payments during the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.
Other Brookfield Transactions and Agreements
Acquisition of Saeta
On June 11, 2018, pursuant to a support agreement between Brookfield and the Company, Orion Holdings and BBHC Orion Holdco L.P. entered into a Class A Common Stock Purchase Agreement pursuant to which they collectively purchased in a private placement a total of 60,975,609 shares of TerraForm Power’s Class A common stock for a price per share of $10.66, representing total consideration of approximately $650.0 million. As a result of this private placement affiliates of Brookfield held approximately 65% of TerraForm Power’s Class A common stock.
In connection with a bank guarantee issued in support of the Saeta acquisition (Note 4. Acquisitions and Dispositions), Brookfield provided credit support to the Company, and the Company agreed to pay a fee to Brookfield equal to 50% of the savings realized by the Company as a result of Brookfield’s provision of credit support, which amounted to $2.9 million and was paid in the second quarter of 2018.
During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company paid an affiliate of Brookfield $4.0 million for services and fees paid on behalf of the Company by affiliates of Brookfield in relation to the acquisition of Saeta. These costs primarily represent investment banker advisory fees and professional fees for legal and accounting services.
New York Office Lease & Co-tenancy Agreement
In May 2018 and in connection with the relocation of the Company’s corporate headquarters to New York City, the Company entered into a lease for office space and related co-tenancy agreement with affiliates of Brookfield for a ten-year term. The Company recorded $0.8 million of charges within general and administrative expenses - affiliate in the consolidated statements of operations during the year ended December 31, 2018.