Issue Date: March 5, 2012
Berkshire May Seek More Acquisitions
Berkshire Hathaway is considering more chemical acquisitions following its purchase of specialty chemical maker Lubrizol last September. “Lubrizol will have many opportunities for ‘bolt-on’ acquisitions in the specialty chemical field,” Berkshire Chairman Warren E. Buffett wrote in his annual letter to shareholders. He pointed out that Lubrizol has acquired three firms, for a total of $493 million, since Berkshire took over: thermoplastic polyurethanes maker Merquinsa, botanical extracts supplier Active Organics, . . .
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