Buffett took only 10 days to seal Burlington deal

11/4/2009 | Bloomberg

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett sealed the largest deal in his career in just 10 days, arranging the agreement for Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Burlington Northern Santa Fe in a deal worth about $44 billion. After an initial conversation with a Burlington executive, Buffett spent a week going over the specifics with advisers from Goldman Sachs, then Berkshire's board approved the deal.

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