M&A Deal Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Acquires The Lubrizol

On September 16, 2011, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. acquired chemicals company The Lubrizol Corp. for 9.7B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 3rd transaction in the Chemicals sector.
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 8th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 52nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 4th transaction in Ohio.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-09-16
Target The Lubrizol Corp.
Sector Chemicals
Buyer(s) Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 9.7B USD
Advisor(s) Citigroup Investment Banking
Evercore Group LLC (Financial)
Jones Day (Legal)

Target

The Lubrizol Corp.

Wickliffe, Ohio, United States
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The Lubrizol Corporation is a specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1998
SectorDiversified
Employees360,000
Revenue 286.3B USD (2020)
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 53 of 67
Sector (Chemicals) 3 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 39 of 45
State (Ohio) 4 of 4
Country (United States) 52 of 63
Year (2011) 2 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 8 of 36
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-02-07 Wesco Financial Corp.

Pasadena, California, United States

Wesco engages in three principal businesses through its own direct or indirect subsidiaries, including the insurance business, the furniture rental business and the steel service center business. Wesco’s operations also include the management of commercial and residential real estate.

Buy $548M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-11-30 Omaha World-Herald Co.

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Omaha World-Herald provides news, commentary, information and advertising that encourages readers to become involved in the world around them.

Buy $200M