take advantage of smaller opportunities and must instead focus on mega deals such as buying Burlington Northern Santa Fe or Lubrizol . Investing in or buying a small company just doesn't have a major impact on Berkshire Hathaway 's BRK.A BRK.B earnings
manufacturing), McLane (food distribution), Lubrizol (specialty chemicals), Shaw Industries ..... growth coming from acquisitions (like the Lubrizol deal in 2011). With regard to profitability ..... bigger contributors--namely, Marmom, Lubrizol , and McLane--to earnings for the
Is your trend of acquiring more cyclical businesses (like Lubrizol , Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and MidAmerican Energy) going ..... at firms such as BNSF, MidAmerican, Marmon, McLane, and Lubrizol that may run contrary to what we're seeing in the daily headlines
05B for the 20% of the company it doesn't already own. Buffett counts Iscar as among his "powerhouse five" non-insurance operations. Other members are Marmon, Burlington Northern, Lubrizol , and MidAmerican. Post your comment!
billion for Ciba. The Cognis acquisition, including debt, amounted to EUR 3.1 billion after a grueling bidding war with Lubrizol . Although BASF has made smooth progress with the integration of Ciba, we caution that further transformative acquisitions
Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A ) in 2011 after he bought shares in Lubrizol about two months before Berkshire said it was acquiring the lubricants ..... company. It was Sokol who recommended that Berkshire purchase Lubrizol . Post your comment!
See's Candies, Acme Brick, and Benjamin Moore. Berkshire's two most recent massive acquisitions were railroad operator Burlington Northern Santa Fe a nd specialty chemical producer Lubrizol . CLX meets this criteria Complete Story »
Berkshire's two most recent massive acquisitions were railroad operator Burlington Northern Santa Fe and specialty chemical producer Lubrizol . Waste Management ( WM ) meets this criteria as the waste removal business is simple and easy to understand. Brands and Moats
during the last year (including last year's purchase of Lubrizol , which did not close until mid-September 2011). With non-operating ..... these results were distorted somewhat by the timing of the Lubrizol acquisition (which closed in mid-September last year
reporting a 20% increase in operating earnings year over year. While these results were distorted somewhat by the timing of the Lubrizol acquisition (which closed in September of last year), that should not detract from the positive things going on in these