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    1. March 31, 2015

      Charter/ Bright House: harmonic convergence

      Despite resilient corporate debt markets, paying in stock is suddenly fashionable for big deals. Last week Warren Buffett...

    2. March 30, 2015

      US jobs report crowns active week ahead

      For investors the focus this week will probably switch from blockbuster corporate deals to economic and political...

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    1. Brazil & the US 2013

      Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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    1. March 27, 2015

      Jorge Paulo Lemann, a lean, hungry mogul

      Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazil’s richest man and founder of private equity firm 3G, is perhaps the least Brazilian of the...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Kraft Heinz will have to pass taste test

      Heinz ketchup, Oscar Meyer hot dogs, Kool-Aid, Jell-O and Kraft Singles processed cheese slices — it could be the perfect...

    3. March 26, 2015

      Heinz-Kraft: Warren’s buffet

      It was easy to be sceptical: Warren Buffett and 3G paid a super-premium price to buy Heinz two years ago. It was hardly...

    4. March 26, 2015

      Warren Buffett wins two ways on Heinz

      Warren Buffett won two ways on the leveraged buyout of Heinz in 2013, doubling his money on his equity investment and...

    5. March 25, 2015

      Kraft deal offers glimpse into Berkshire’s future

      Warren Buffett turned Berkshire Hathaway into the second-largest company in the US by buying businesses and letting their...

    6. March 25, 2015

      Heinz/Kraft: debt of gratitude

      The archetypical private equity buyout takes a company with a stout, if conservative, balance sheet and piles on debt to...

    7. FT Alphaville

      March 25, 2015

      Tomato ketchup, mac n' cheese, kool-aid, private equity existential doubt and anomie

      Well, shouldn’t buyout firms be a little perturbed by things like this? PITTSBURGH and NORTHFIELD, Ill., March 25, 2015...

    8. March 25, 2015

      Kraft Heinz: The right ingredients for a deal

      The merger of Kraft Foods and HJ Heinz orchestrated by 3G Capital, the private equity vehicle of three Brazilian...

    9. March 25, 2015

      Heinz swallows Kraft in deal engineered by Warren Buffett and 3G

      Slideshow: Brazilian buyout group eyes Kraft Heinz is to take over Kraft Foods to create one of North America’s biggest food...

    10. March 20, 2015

      Holcim/Lafarge: start the mixer

      Management, in many industries, is just not that important. This is hard to accept. Everyone — most of all managers...

    11. March 11, 2015

      Warren Buffett shows HSBC and Delta Air Lines how to say sorry

      Doctors bury their mistakes and, according to a 2008 UK survey, often keep quiet about them. They shouldn’t. The General...

    12. March 6, 2015

      Irving Kahn, stockbroker and fund manager, 1905-2015

      In an age when fortunes in financial markets can be made and lost in fractions of a second, Irving Kahn held out against the...

    13. March 4, 2015

      How to follow in Warren Buffett’s big footsteps

      On the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway, the investment fund-cum-industrial conglomerate that now employs 341,000...

    14. March 4, 2015

      The $62bn secret of Warren Buffett’s success

      Warren Buffett’s tax savvy approach Warren Buffett is one of the most famous, and certainly the richest, proponents of...

    15. March 1, 2015

      The Buffett duck flaps its wings occasionally

      The arrival of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letter, the latest of which landed over the weekend, is eagerly anticipated by...

    16. February 28, 2015

      Buffett letter sparks succession talk

      Warren Buffett’s golden anniversary letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders prompted a new round of speculation about who...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2015

      A portrait of the takeover artist as a young man: Warren Buffett's 1965 letter

      No doubt readers have set aside a few hours this coming Saturday to digest Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire...

    18. February 22, 2015

      Mantra of ‘one share, one vote’ is under fire

      The image of well-fed, pampered fund managers casting off their Savile Row jackets and manning the barricades to fight for...

    19. February 20, 2015

      Buffett dons biker gear with German deal

      Warren Buffett is adding biker gear to Berkshire Hathaway’s swelling family of businesses, in what the billionaire investor...

    20. February 19, 2015

      The people of Berkshire Hathaway

      For decades Berkshire Hathaway has been synonymous with Warren Buffett. He alone is the public face of holding company. Yet...

    21. February 17, 2015

      Investors to collect big return as Fairfax buys Brit for £1.2bn

      Investors who took part in Brit’s stock market launch are set to enjoy a 30 per cent return within just a year after a...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 11, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - How a lone hacker shredded the myth of crowdsourcing. - A lesson from the ibanker on the...

    23. February 8, 2015

      Warren Buffett faces pressure for more disclosure

      Warren Buffett is under fire from investment analysts who cover his $370bn company, Berkshire Hathaway, over the quality of...

    24. February 6, 2015

      A spoonful of sugar is a sweet investment for Warren Buffett

      Warren Buffett has done a lot of good for investors. That is why so much of the financial world is celebrating his half...

    25. February 4, 2015

      Seth Klarman: What I’ve learned from Warren Buffett

      The influence of Warren Buffett As Warren Buffett was a student of Benjamin Graham, today we are all students of Warren...

    26. February 1, 2015

      Warren Buffett: Know when to hold ’em

      Investors awaiting Warren Buffett’s annual letter will get three for the price of one this year. The founder of Berkshire...

    27. January 29, 2015

      McDonald’s: big game hunter

      Did Warren Buffett back the wrong burger joint? Last year he put $3bn of preferred stock behind Burger King’s merger with...

    28. January 25, 2015

      Axis-PartnerRe $11bn deal to reshape reinsurance

      Axis Capital and PartnerRe have agreed an $11bn transaction to combine the two New York-listed insurers, in the clearest...

    29. January 22, 2015

      Union Pacific upbeat despite ports woes

      Congestion at US west coast ports has held back shipping container movements in the first few weeks of this year, Union...

    30. January 13, 2015

      Lessons for politicians from the Sage of Omaha

      “The trick is, when there’s nothing to do, do nothing.” That is the homespun wisdom of the decidedly unexcitable Warren...

    31. January 13, 2015

      Top Spanish fund manager Francisco García Parames to go it alone

      Francisco García Parames, Spain’s most successful fund manager, has revealed the first details of his new investment venture...

    32. beyondbrics

      January 12, 2015

      "China's Buffett" tops ranking of wealthy Chinese investors

      Guo Guangchang, an entrepreneur who claims inspiration from China’s oldest sages - as well as from the “sage of Omaha”,...

    33. January 12, 2015

      Volvo brings Made in China to US drivers

      Volvo is bringing Made in China to American drivers. The Swedish carmaker plans to export a roomy, long wheelbase version of...

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015

      Dear hedge funds, it's not you, it's the fees

      An open letter to active fund managers from the Canadian wealth manager PWL catches the eye. Not for the newness of its...

    35. January 4, 2015

      Permanent capital: Perpetual cash machines

      In 2009, Bill Ackman surveyed the wreckage of the US property market and spotted a golden opportunity. General Growth...

    36. January 4, 2015

      Ruben Vardanian, former Troika Dialog CEO: a grumbling optimist

      For a man once called the poster boy of Russian capitalism, Ruben Vardanian is remarkably relaxed about the crisis erupting...

    37. December 23, 2014

      Japan stocks count on Abe’s third arrow hitting home

      Wahei Takeda likes what he sees of “Abenomics”. The 81-year-old biscuits baron, long known as Japan’s Warren Buffett,...

    38. Lex Live

      December 18, 2014

      BYD: latest to crash

      Chinese local brands are having a tough time. Bad timing for Daimler joint venture partner BAIC (which also has a joint...

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