It’s not for me to tell you what Warren Buffett must see ahead for transportation, energy and economic activity, you must draw your own inferences. What I will say is that this is Berkshire Hathaway‘s largest-ever purchase so you may want to come up with some kind of thesis to encompass it.
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway on Tuesday said it is paying $100 a share to acquire railroad firm Burlington Northern Santa Fe. It will also take on $10 billion of Burlington Northern debt, valuing the total deal at $44 billion. Berkshire said the deal is its biggest acquisition ever. “Our country’s future prosperity depends on its having an efficient and well-maintained rail system,” Warren Buffett said in a press release. “Conversely, America must grow and prosper for railroads to do well. He added, “Most important of all, however, it’s an all-in wager on the economic future of the United States. I love these bets.”