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Warren Buffett swapping $4.7B P&G stake to acquire its battery unit Duracell

Nov 14, 2014 at 18:00 | Source: VC Circle

US-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the firm run by billionaire value investor Warren Buffett, has agreed to acquire consumer products company Procter & Gamble Co's (P&G) Duracell battery business in an innovative tax efficient s...

Buffett Duracell Deal Sets Energizer as Target: Real M&A

Nov 14, 2014 at 12:01 | Source: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett's purchase of Duracell yesterday may embolden acquirers to go after Energizer Holdings Inc.'s battery unit. Berkshire Hathaway Inc., headed by Buffett, is swapping its Procter & Gamble Co. stock for Duracell in ...

Three Firms Advise on Duracell Deal: Business of Law

Nov 14, 2014 at 12:01 | Source: Bloomberg

Munger Tolles & Olson LLP represented longtime client Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) in its deal to acquire the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) Jones Day represented P&G in the stock swap as Chairman ...

Three Firms Advise on Duracell Deal: Business of Law

Nov 14, 2014 at 12:01 | Source: Business Week

Munger Tolles & Olson LLP represented longtime client Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (A:US) in its deal to acquire the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. (PG:US) Jones Day represented P&G in the stock swap as Chairma...

Buffett Duracell Deal Sets Energizer as Target

Nov 14, 2014 at 12:01 | Source: Business Week

Warren Buffett's purchase of Duracell yesterday may embolden acquirers to go after Energizer Holdings Inc. (ENR:US)'s battery unit. Berkshire Hathaway Inc., headed by Buffett, is swapping its Procter & Gamble Co. (PG:US) stock...

Buffett Set to Save More Than $1 Billion on Taxes in Swap

Nov 14, 2014 at 02:00 | Source: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett is again showing how to use the U.S. tax code to his advantage. For the third time in a year, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) has structured a deal in which he buys businesses in exchange for stock that has&...

Warren Buffett: Tesco shares 'a huge mistake'

Nov 13, 2014 at 23:52 | Source: BBC

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has described his decision to invest in Tesco as a huge mistake . Mr Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway firm owns a 3.7% stake in Tesco, worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But the supermarket's share price ...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys Duracell

Nov 13, 2014 at 22:32 | Source: BBC

In a surprise move, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said it will acquire battery maker Duracell from Proctor Gamble. Last month, Proctor Gamble had announced plans to spin off the battery business. Berkshire will acquire Duracell via an unus...

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Nov 10, 2014 at 04:27 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Annual general meetings are perhaps the most significant recurring milestones that a company can offer to its shareholders. Besides being a forum to objectively assess a firm�s financial health, annual general meetings (AGMs) provide an opportunit...

Tesco, what went wrong?

Oct 23, 2014 at 14:12 | Source: BBC

Apologies, but this is going to be a longer blog. Maybe mega-blog would be a better description. I have spent the last few weeks speaking to many people who are closely involved in Tesco - or were. I have also spoken to analysts and commentators to b...

Warren Buffett Sells Shares in British Retailer Tesco

Oct 17, 2014 at 00:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

London: US billionaire investor Warren Buffett's investment company has cut its holdings in British supermarket giant Tesco, which is grappling with falling profits and probe by the financial watchdog. Berkshire Hathaway has cut its holding i...

Warren Buffett sells more than 245 million Tesco shares

Oct 16, 2014 at 23:17 | Source: BBC

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investment company has sold more than 245 million shares in supermarket giant Tesco. The sale brings Berkshire's holding to below 3%. Earlier this month, Mr Buffett, nick-named the Sage of Omaha , said hi...

Berkshire's Buffett predicts Hillary Clinton will win presidency in 2016

Oct 08, 2014 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

Laguna Niguel Calif. (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Tuesday predicted Democrat Hillary Clinton would run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 and win."Hillary is going to run," said Buffett, the chairman and chief executive o...

Berkshire Hathaway Buys Largest Private US Auto Dealer

Oct 03, 2014 at 00:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New York: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said Thursday it is buying Van Tuyl Group, the largest private US auto dealer, putting the investment conglomerate into the auto business for the first time. The group will be renamed Berkshire Ha...

China's Fosun joins bidding war for Portuguese hospital operator

Sep 23, 2014 at 15:31 | Source: BBC

China's biggest privately-held conglomerate Fosun has joined a bidding war for the Portuguese hospital operator Espirito Santo Saude (ESS). Fosun is offering 451m euros (£355m; $580m) for the business, which is 51% owned by the Espirito Santo f...

Passive Funds an Active Threat for Europe's Fund Managers

Sep 01, 2014 at 10:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

London: Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index. The afterlife ...

Buffett's Burger King Deal Has Warrant for 1.75% Stake

Aug 30, 2014 at 06:00 | Source: Bloomberg

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A)'s $3 billion of financing for Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW)'s planned takeover of Tim Hortons Inc. (THI) gives billionaire Warren Buffett the option to buy a 1.75 percent stake in the combined compan...

Berkshire, Burger King Deal Draws Criticism Over Taxes

Aug 28, 2014 at 02:01 | Source: Wall Street Journal

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is investing $3 billion in the Burger King-Tim Hortons deal, and will pay the U.S. corporate tax rate on any income it receives from the merger. WSJ's Anupreeta Das reports on Lunch Break with Tanya...

Buffett's Search for Sure Thing Propels 76-Year Junk Food Quest

Aug 27, 2014 at 22:01 | Source: Bloomberg

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett got his entrepreneurial start at age 7, buying six-packs of Coke for a quarter, then hawking the beverages for a nickel apiece on hot summer nights. Now, at age 83, he's still betting on simple indulgences....

Buffett's Search for Sure Thing Propels 76-Year Junk Food Quest

Aug 27, 2014 at 22:00 | Source: Business Week

Tim Hortons Inc. signage is displayed in the window of a restaurant in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett got his entrepreneurial start at ag...

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