management and administrative services including legal, accounting, tax, treasury, project finance, information technology, insurance, employee benefit costs, communications, human resources and procurement to the Company. As consideration for the services provided, the Company agreed to pay SunEdison a base management fee as follows: (i) 2.5% of the Company's cash available for distribution in 2015, 2016, and 2017 (not to exceed $4.0 million in 2015, $7.0 million in 2016 or $9.0 million in 2017), and (ii) an amount equal to SunEdison's or other service provider's actual cost in 2018 and thereafter. Subsequent to the SunEdison Bankruptcy, SunEdison continued to provide some management and administrative services to the Company, including employee compensation and benefit costs, human resources, information technology and communications, but stopped providing (or reimbursing the Company for) other services pursuant to the MSA. Costs for services that SunEdison stopped providing or reimbursing the Company for are now included within general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statement of operations.
General and administrative expenses - affiliate were $14.7 million, $55.3 million and $19.1 million for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively, as reported in the consolidated statements of operations. Pursuant to the MSA, cash consideration paid by the Company to SunEdison for these services for the year ended December 31, 2015 totaled $4.0 million, and general and administrative expenses - affiliate in excess of cash consideration paid was treated as an equity contribution from SunEdison within Net SunEdison investment on the consolidated statement of stockholders' equity. There was no cash consideration paid to SunEdison for these services for the period from July 24, 2014 through December 31, 2014 or for the year ended December 31, 2016. As discussed above, the Company was contractually obligated to pay SunEdison $7.0 million for these services for the year ended December 31, 2016. Since SunEdison stopped providing (or reimbursing the Company for) certain services covered under the MSA due to the SunEdison Bankruptcy, the Company was required to pay third party service providers directly for these services. As the total amount paid by the Company for these services exceeded the contractual amount due to SunEdison, the Company did not pay SunEdison the $7.0 million base management fee. Since this fee was not paid to SunEdison as of December 31, 2016, it was recorded within Due to SunEdison, net on the consolidated balance sheet and as a reduction to the net equity contribution from SunEdison. The general and administrative expenses - affiliate amount in excess of this accrued fee was treated as an equity contribution from SunEdison within Net SunEdison investment on the consolidated statement of stockholders' equity for the year ended December 31, 2016.
Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions described above under Settlement with SunEdison, the MSA will be rejected as part of the Settlement Agreement entered into with SunEdison, and the Company will be deemed to have no liability, damages or claims arising out of the rejection of the MSA. In connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement discussed in Note 1. Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation, including satisfaction of applicable conditions, the Company will enter into a master services agreement with Brookfield and certain affiliates of Brookfield (collectively, the "MSA Providers") pursuant to which the MSA Providers will provide certain services to the Company commencing at the effective time of the Merger. As consideration for the services provided or arranged for by Brookfield and certain of its affiliates pursuant to the master services agreement, the Company will pay a base management fee on a quarterly basis that will be 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 plus 0.3125% of the market capitalization value increase for such quarter; and
thereafter, a fixed component of $3.75 million per quarter 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.
O&M and Asset Management Services
O&M services, as well as asset management services, have historically been provided to the Company substantially by SunEdison pursuant to contractual agreements. The Company is in the process of transitioning away from SunEdison for these