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November 2009



IMS health bought out

November 06, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RX.DL2

IMS Health agreed to a buyout valued at about $22 a share, expected to close in Q1 2010. It was a good firm and I think the buyout undervalued the company slightly. However, the offer was at a significant premium to the market price.  [more]



Berkshire Hathaway buys Burlington Northern

November 03, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: BNI.DL

In a move that has sent all railroad stocks up, Berkshire Hathaway bought Burlington Northern - the whole company, not just more stock. This is unprecedented for Buffett, since he only gone after private companies when he's done buyouts - there's less competition.   [more]

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