Investment Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Invests In The Marmon Group

On March 18, 2008, Berkshire Hathaway invested in manufacturer The Marmon Group

Investment Highlights
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 1st transaction in the Manufacturing sector.
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 46th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Berkshire Hathaway’s 2nd transaction in Illinois.

Investment Summary

Date 2008-03-18
Target The Marmon Group
Sector Manufacturing
Investor(s) Berkshire Hathaway
Deal Type Stake Purchase

Target

The Marmon Group

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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The Marmon Group is a diversified manufacturing company that produces electrical components, industrial components and transportation equipment. The Company also provides services including construction and retail services. The Marmon Group was formed in 1953 and is based in Chicago.

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Investor(S) 1

Investor

Berkshire Hathaway

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 47 of 68
Sector (Manufacturing) 1 of 2
Type (Stake Purchase) 7 of 10
State (Illinois) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 46 of 64
Year (2008) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-18 Richline Group

Tamarac, Florida, United States

Richline Group, Inc. was formerly known as (Aurafin LLC) a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of moderately priced gold jewelry. The Richline Group will maintain the highest standards of integrity in every action we take. We will utilize our leadership position to advance the relevance of the jewelry industry and responsibly fulfill our commitments. We will inspire our employees to grow and reach their potential. Innovation, technology, creativity and collaboration.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-04-28 Wrigley Jr. Company

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Wrigley is a confectioner with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley's brands including Extra®, Orbit®, Doublemint®, and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids® and Life Savers®. Wrigley operates in approximately 50 countries and distributes in more than 180 countries.

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