Though far from being a major league player, Brackhaven Investments holds considerable clout in Seattle. Its economic interests are spread throughout the city, like an octopus’ tentacles slowly tightening its grip around an unsuspecting victim.
Think I’m being verbose? Consider this: an estimated 50% of the company’s workforce—the worst paid half, of course—are metahumans who are ignorant of their employer’s identity and ideology. That’s because Brackhaven Investments hides itself behind so many shell corps and dummy holdings that it puts Aztechnology to shame. The same pattern applies to its shadow ops—most runners never suspect they’re working for the company.
Brackhaven Investments survived the Crash 2.0 by looting the corpses of its fellow investment security companies and dropping most of its failing investments to buy up real estate around Seattle. Large chunks of Renton’s newly-developed suburbs are owned by BI, which have been the intermittent focus of news reports on racially biased lending practices.