Buffett Bags a Zebra: An Initial Look at Lubrizol Corporation

Berkshire Hathaway and The Lubrizol Corporation have announced a definitive agreement for Berkshire to acquire 100 percent of outstanding Lubrizol shares for $135 per share in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, announced before the start of trading on Monday, March 14, represents a 28 percent premium for shareholders of Lubrizol in a transaction worth $9.7 billion including the assumption of $0.7 billion in net debt. The transaction comes two weeks after Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett indicated that his “elephant gun has been reloaded, and my trigger finger is itchy.” Read this article for more details.


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