M&A Deal Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Acquires Precision Castparts

On August 10, 2015, Berkshire Hathaway acquired manufacturer Precision Castparts for 37.2B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 2nd transaction in the Manufacturing sector.
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 62nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 1st transaction in Oregon.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-08-10
Target Precision Castparts
Sector Manufacturing
Buyer(s) Berkshire Hathaway
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 37.2B USD
Advisor(s) Credit Suisse Investment Banking (Financial)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Stoel Rives LLP (Legal)

Target

Precision Castparts

Portland, Oregon, United States
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Precision Castparts is a manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. Precision Castparts was formed in 1953 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Berkshire Hathaway

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1998
Sector Diversified
Employees360,000
Revenue 354.6B USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION
Berkshire Hathaway's corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
Berkshire Hathaway's corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. Berkshire Hathaway was founded in 1998 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 66 of 68
Sector (Manufacturing) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 45 of 46
State (Oregon) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 62 of 64
Year (2015) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 37
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