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Family Businesses Welcome Outside Buyers

wsj.com — Growing up, David Morgan couldn't imagine that the company co-founded by his father four decades ago would one day no longer be in his family-or that he would be the one to sell it.
Aug 21, 2015

The booming M&A market has pushed family-owned businesses to sell but valuations may be cresting. W/ @emilyglazerWSJ on.wsj.com/1J8njhm

Aug 21, 2015

RT @PreetaTweets: The booming M&A market has pushed family-owned businesses to sell but valuations may be cresting. W/ @emilyglazerWSJ http…

Aug 21, 2015

The M&A boom isn't limited to public companies. Family-owned companies are also cashing in on.wsj.com/1J8njhm

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In Precision Castparts Deal, Warren Buffett Finds His Type of CEO

wsj.com — Buffett wouldn't have made deal if he wasn't '100% sure' Precision CEO would run company Warren Buffett needed only a half-hour with Precision Castparts Corp. Chief Mark Donegan to decide that his aerospace company was worthy of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s largest acquisition ever. And Mr. Donegan wasn't even pitching a deal.
Aug 10, 2015

Buffett says he wouldn't have bought Precision if he wasn’t "100% sure" current CEO would continue to run company on.wsj.com/1htZl6V

Aug 10, 2015

Warren Buffett describes his 1st meeting w/ Precision Castparts CEO as like seeing “the girl across the room” on.wsj.com/1MgOM2v $PCP

Aug 10, 2015

RT @DanaMattioli: Warren Buffett describes his 1st meeting w/ Precision Castparts CEO as like seeing “the girl across the room” on.wsj.com/1MgOM2v $PCP

Aug 10, 2015

My story about how Buffett's biggest-ever deal for Precision Castparts fits into Berkshire's ecosystem and future: on.wsj.com/1htZl6V

Aug 10, 2015

Precision Castparts CEO, Warren Buffett's "girl across the room" on.wsj.com/1htZl6V

Warren Buffett Apparently Loves IBM’s Falling Stock

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett dropped hints on CNBC this morning that Berkshire has bought more shares of International Business Machines Corp. In response to a question about how he feels about IBM's performance, Mr. Buffett said: "I love it when a[company's stock] goes down."

Warren Buffett’s Precision Castparts Matchmaker: Todd Combs

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett on Monday confirmed our hunch about the brains at Berkshire that first connected him to Precisions Castparts Corp. Speaking on CNBC soon after his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced its deal to buy Precision Castparts for a little over $32 billion, he said he had never heard of the company before Todd Combs, one of his two investment managers, bought stock in the firm in 2012.
Aug 10, 2015

Warren Buffett has confirmed @PreetaTweets hunch about the brains behind the Precisions Castparts deal on.wsj.com/1DC6oEO

Aug 10, 2015

RT @PhillipaLJ: Warren Buffett has confirmed @PreetaTweets hunch about the brains behind the Precisions Castparts deal on.wsj.com/1DC6oEO

Aug 10, 2015

Meet the man behind Warren Buffett's Precision Castpart deal: Todd Combs on.wsj.com/1TgqeMX $PCP

Aug 10, 2015

@WarrenBuffett catches last 15 minutes of random CEO mtg.Decides 2 spend $32 billion 2 buy company via @PreetaTweets blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015…

Aug 10, 2015

RT @GZuckerman: @WarrenBuffett catches last 15 minutes of random CEO mtg.Decides 2 spend $32 billion 2 buy company via @PreetaTweets blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015…

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Precision Castparts Deal Would Boost Buffett’s Fortune 500 Tally

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett likes to keep tabs on how many companies his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owns that, were they standalone entities, would be part of the Fortune 500 club. "With the acquisition of Van Tuyl, Berkshire now owns 91⁄2 companies that would be listed on the Fortune 500 were they independent (Heinz is the 1⁄2)," Mr. Buffett wrote in his most-recent annual letter released in February.
Aug 09, 2015

Precision Castparts deal would boost Warren Buffett's Fortune 500 tally on.wsj.com/1DydgmB via @PreetaTweets

Why a Takeover of Precision Castparts Would Be Signature Buffett

blogs.wsj.com — A Berkshire Hathway Inc. takeover of Precision Castparts Corp. deal, if it happens, would be a signature Warren Buffett deal in several respects. For one, Berkshire, led by Mr. Buffett, has had a few years to get familiar with the Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer of components for aircrafts, power stations and oil-and-gas equipment.
Aug 08, 2015

Why a Precision Castparts takeover would be signature Buffett. on.wsj.com/1ItTLu6 via @PreetaTweets

Aug 08, 2015

RT @WSJMoneyBeat: Why a Precision Castparts takeover would be signature Buffett. on.wsj.com/1ItTLu6 via @PreetaTweets

Aug 09, 2015

Why a Precision Castparts takeover would be a signature Buffett move. on.wsj.com/1ItTLu6 via

Aug 09, 2015

RT @WSJMoneyBeat: Why a Precision Castparts takeover would be signature Buffett. on.wsj.com/1ItTLu6 via @PreetaTweets

Aug 09, 2015

Why a Precision Castparts takeover would be signature Buffett. on.wsj.com/1ItTLu6 via @PreetaTweets

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The Likely Berkshire Minds Behind Interest in Precision Castparts

blogs.wsj.com — Credit for Warren Buffett's interest in a Portland, Ore., manufacturer that Berkshire Hathway Inc. is now close to buying probably goes to one of Mr. Buffett's two relatively new investment managers. As The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, Berkshire is close to buying Precision Castparts Corp., a nearly $27 billion industrial company.
Aug 08, 2015

Precision Castparts/Berkshire: A Todd Combs/Ted Weschler deal? on.wsj.com/1Dy84PC

Aug 08, 2015

Meet Todd and Ted, the likely minds behind Berkshire's interest in Precision Castparts on.wsj.com/1Dy84PC via @PreetaTweets

Aug 09, 2015

RT @WSJ: The likely Berkshire minds behind interest in Precision Castparts on.wsj.com/1hrgUEV

Four Men, One Yearslong Food Investing Odyssey

wsj.com — William Ackman arrived at Nelson Peltz's office in 2007 bearing candy bars, soda and an idea. The activist investor wanted to know if Mr. Peltz was interested in teaming up to push for changes at Cadbury Schweppes, the iconic U.K. chocolate and soft-drink company.
Aug 08, 2015

Four men (Ackman, Peltz, Buffett, Lemann), one yearslong food odyssey (Cadbury, Kraft, Mondelez, Heinz, Kraft Heinz) on.wsj.com/1Isermf

Aug 08, 2015

RT @PreetaTweets: Four men (Ackman, Peltz, Buffett, Lemann), one yearslong food odyssey (Cadbury, Kraft, Mondelez, Heinz, Kraft Heinz) on.wsj.com/1Isermf

Aug 08, 2015

wsj.com/articles/four-… What makes capitalism great. Guys making money splitting companies up, then again by putting them back together.

Aug 08, 2015

RT @PreetaTweets: Four men (Ackman, Peltz, Buffett, Lemann), one yearslong food odyssey (Cadbury, Kraft, Mondelez, Heinz, Kraft Heinz) on.wsj.com/1Isermf

Aug 08, 2015

RT @PreetaTweets: Four men (Ackman, Peltz, Buffett, Lemann), one yearslong food odyssey (Cadbury, Kraft, Mondelez, Heinz, Kraft Heinz) on.wsj.com/1Isermf

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Proxy-Solicitation Firm Under Investigation for Illegally Obtaining Confidential Information

wsj.com — Georgeson Inc., a proxy-solicitation firm, is being investigated by federal prosecutors as part of the government's increased focus on the illegal trading of confidential company information. The probe of Georgeson widens an investigation brought in June, when prosecutors alleged that a former employee of the firm bought more than $12,000 worth of tickets to games and concerts for a former employee of Institutional Shareholder...
Aug 02, 2015

I mean it basically seems like the gov't doesn't want proxy-solicitation firms to exist on.wsj.com/1gCH1Zi

Aug 03, 2015

RT @Dealpolitik: An advisor 's worst nightmare:.Georgeson under investigation for illegally obtaining confidential information on.wsj.com/1M5eqJ4

Aug 03, 2015

Proxy solicitation firm Georgeson under investigation for illegally obtaining confidential information on.wsj.com/1M5eqJ4

Bill Gates’s Money Manager Sues Over Swiss Company’s Sale

blogs.wsj.com — Bill Gates's money manager, Michael Larson, is not known for chasing publicity. Mr. Larson, who the Wall Street Journal profiled last year, is known to be secretive - limiting public disclosure of the investments he makes on behalf of the world's richest man to the bare minimum.
Jul 14, 2015

Bill Gates's publicity-shy money manager doesn't shy away from public battle where shareholder rights are concerned on.wsj.com/1K4ozVz

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Aug 27, 2015

Because you gotta keep the number of stocks in the "500" index at 502. twitter.com/fastFT/status/…

Aug 27, 2015

And now for something completely different (but tied to China, so). Ironman to be acquired by China’s Dalian Wanda on.wsj.com/1WTwRUx

Aug 26, 2015

RT @Reuters: BREAKING NEWS: Two Virginia television journalists dead after gunfire rings out during interview at shopping plaza

Aug 26, 2015

RT @EllenBarryNYT: Terrific WSJ interactive charts on the ebb and flow of religious groups in India. Small changes, big politics. on.wsj.com/1EVANJn

Aug 26, 2015

In which the world finds out China's just like everyone else. on.wsj.com/1Ielhs6

Aug 25, 2015

Piccolo's, one of Buffett's two favorite Omaha restaurants, is set to close by year-end: omaha.com/columnists/kel…

Aug 25, 2015

Instructions to Chinese media: "Do not use emotionally charged words such as ‘slump,’ ‘spike’ or ‘collapse.’" twitter.com/nytimesbusines…

Aug 25, 2015

China finds out it's just like everyone else, and the laws of "economic gravity" will bring you down: nyti.ms/1U3lkTO


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