Factbox-Warren Buffett’s dealmaking spree over the years

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FILE PHOTO: Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, pauses while playing bridge as part of the company annual meeting weekend in Omaha

– Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is sitting on a near-record high $146.7 billion cash pile despite the huge buybacks it made over the past couple of years.

It struck a $11.6 billion deal on Monday to buy Alleghany Corp, adding to its already large insurance portfolio.

Here are some acquisitions made by Berkshire over the past two decades.

Company Sector Deal



2016 Precision Castparts Aerospace parts $32 bln

2010 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Freight railroad $26 bln

2013 H.J. Heinz (majority stake) Food and beverage $12 bln

2022 Alleghany Corp Insurance $11.6 bln

2011 Lubrizol Corp Specialty chemicals $9 bln

2013 NV Energy Electric utility $5.6 bln

2006 PacifiCorp Energy services $5 bln

2008 Marmon Holdings Manufacturing and $4.5 bln


2015 Van Tuyl Group Auto dealership $4.1 bln

2020 Dominion Energy gas assets Power and energy $4 bln **

** Berkshire later abandoned the purchase of Dominion’s Questar Pipelines, which it had planned to acquire for $1.3 billion in cash and the assumption of $430 million of debt as part of the larger purchase.

(Reporting by Sohini Podder and Mehnaz Yasmin in Bengaluru)