@WSJ reporter covering Warren Buffett/Berkshire, billionaires, wealth. Former M&A reporter. I run, I cook. Retweets are what they are.

3G’s Next Step May Involve Heinz… And Warren Buffett

blogs.wsj.com — What will 3G Capital buy next? Shares of PepsiCo , Campbell Soup Co. and Kellogg Co. are up Wednesday following a page-one Wall Street Journal story that said the investment firm is discussing the possibility of buying another food or beverage company.

Buyout firm 3G Capital eyes next targets

marketwatch.com — Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital Partners LP has used relentless ambition and big-name connections to become one of the world's biggest acquirers of companies, including H.J. Heinz Co. and Tim Hortons Inc. Now the firm is setting its sights on potential new targets that could give it control of even more of the world's best-known consumer brands.

Investment Firm 3G Capital Eyes Next Targets

wsj.com — Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital Partners LP has used relentless ambition and big-name connections to become one of the world's biggest acquirers of companies, including H.J. Heinz Co. and Tim Hortons Inc. Now the firm is setting its sights on potential new targets that could give it control of even more of the world's best-known consumer brands.

Warren Buffett’s Investing Blind Spot: Airlines

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett doesn't seem to have much financial luck with airline companies. The billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has decried airline investing ever since he got burned buying convertible preferred stock in USAir Group Inc. in 1989. Berkshire eventually had to write down the $358 million investment in the commercial airline operator.

NetJets Unrest Puts Warren Buffett in a Rare Pinch

wsj.com — On a Saturday in mid-November, NetJets Inc. hosted several hundred of its wealthiest customers in the ballroom of the luxury Wynn resort in Las Vegas, where guests played poker alongside Warren Buffett with $950,000 in prizes at stake. Outside, dozens of uniformed NetJets pilots picketed against the private-jet company.

Buffett Reminds His Top Managers: Reputation Is Everything

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett's "All-Stars" are getting their biennial reminder this month that they need to guard Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s reputation-and plan for the future. Mr. Buffett, who's run Berkshire for the past five decades, sends a memo every other year to the managers of each of Berkshire's 80-plus subsidiaries that emphasizes those two points.

Warren Buffett Looks Ahead to Berkshire’s Next 50 Years

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett says that lately he's been pondering the future of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. more than usual. Like in years past, he has been busy composing his annual letter to shareholders reviewing Berkshire's performance in 2014.

Bill Gates Investments Changes Its Name… Slightly

blogs.wsj.com — Bill Gates Investments, the office that manages the personal fortune of the world's richest man and the assets of the world's largest philanthropic foundation, is changing its name. Come January, BGI will be known as BMGI, according to a person familiar with the matter. The "M" stands for Mr. Gates's wife, Melinda.

Duracell To be Part of Berkshire’s Marmon and Get New Chief

blogs.wsj.com — Duracell will get a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. executive as its new boss once current owner Procter & Gamble Co. closes the sale to Warren Buffett's company. The executive, Angelo Pantaleo, currently works at Berkshire subsidiary Marmon Group, helping run its water business.

Duracell Deal Will Boost Berkshire’s 2Q Profit, On Paper at Least

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett often cautions Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s shareholders to ignore some of the numbers his massive conglomerate reports each quarter. Gains or losses in the company's investment portfolio and derivative books can sometimes mask the performance of the firm's other businesses, he says.
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Jan 26, 2015

When hedge fund mngrs read research on potential targets, they leave footprints that alert banks to their intentions: on.wsj.com/1yTSx8r

Jan 26, 2015

No more bread or milk for the UWS! @nypmetro The line outside UWS Fairway as city prepares for historical blizzard pic.twitter.com/QUnQhpHZRN

Jan 23, 2015

@hari nice interview with Sleater-Kinney on their comeback!

Jan 23, 2015

POTUS's ride, The Beast, lands in Delhi ahead of Obama's arrival Sunday. All 8 tons of it, with DC license plates: ndtv.com/article/cheat-…

Jan 23, 2015

California surfers v. Vinod Khosla is truly a tale worth following: bloom.bg/1uoIQcr

Jan 22, 2015

Alphabet soup: BT-EE-M&A and now O2 (Hutchison Whampoa nearing deal to buy U.K.’s O2) on.wsj.com/1uzx3xF

Jan 22, 2015

Analysts tell Bloomberg Tootsie Roll might be a Berkshire kind of company. Buffett has something to chew over: buswk.co/1uzmgn9

Jan 22, 2015

Bill Gross invested more than $700 million of his own money in Janus fund on.wsj.com/1ATxAXS @kirstengrind @gzuckerman were on to him

Jan 21, 2015

@GinaChon @StevenLipin @JFK_America Although Lipin's the only one who made a whole second career out of it.

Jan 21, 2015

WEF to WTF? @LauricellaTom 15 Tweets That Will Make You Hate Davos (If you already don't think its a sham, that is) nym.ag/1CgOELt

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