Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

3555 Farnam Street, Suite 1440,
Omaha, Nebraska 68131
United States,
(402) 346-1400
www.berkshirehathaway.com

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 is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 54 3 5 3 - - 65
vol $145.2B $31.5B $16.4B $37.7B $230.7B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  65

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Largest BNSF Railway Co.
$44.0B (2009-12-07)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Berkshire Hathaway has acquired 67 companies, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Berkshire Hathaway’s largest acquisition to date was in 2009, when it acquired BNSF Railway for $44.0B. Berkshire Hathaway has acquired in 24 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (14%) and apparel/textiles (13%).

When analyzing the diversified sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 83 diversified companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 13 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic diversified acquirer over the past 3 years is Zayo Group Holdings, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the diversified sector over the past 3 years is MTS Health Investors LLC with 1 platform acquisition.

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