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Description:  Just days ago, the fate of a 144-year-old American icon was being hashed out in a Pittsburgh conference room as executives spoke by phone to representatives of two global billionaires who went by the code names “Owl” and “Goose.”


Date: Feb 15, 2013


Questions for Discussions:

  • Describe the finiancial structure of the deal.
  • How does it differ from typical Berkshire structures?
  • Why do you suppose this deal was structured in the way that it was?
  • Is the $23 billion price fair?



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