Berkshire Hathaway adds to its industrial heft with $32B Precision Castparts acquisition

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The heart of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway lies in insurance and finance, but a string of massive industrial deals have shifted the balance of the conglomerate's holdings toward industrial and manufacturing firms. Here are select companies that Berkshire Hathaway has acquired, or is seeking to acquire.

Company Type of Company Date Employees
National Indemnity Co. Insurance/Finance 1967 553
See's Candies Food/Drink 1972 2,380
Geico Insurance/Finance 1996 32,295
General Reinsurance Insurance/Finance 1998 2,317
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Utility 1999 20,886
Benjamin Moore & Co. Materials/Construction 2001 1,908
Applied Underwriters Insurance/Finance 2006 679
Iscar Metalworking Materials/Construction 2006 12,423
Marmon Group Industrial/Transportation 2008 19,906
BNSF Railroad Transportation 2010 48,000
Lubrizol Chemicals 2011 7,865
H.J. Heinz Co. Food/Drink 2013 24,500
Kraft Foods Food/Drink 2015 22,000
Duracell Consumer Products Deal Pending 2,700

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