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Warren Buffett's $10 billion mistake: Precision Castparts

The 90-year-old billionaire on Saturday admitted he "paid too much" when his Berkshire Hathaway Inc spent $32.1 billion in 2016 to buy aircraft and industrial parts maker Precision Castparts Corp, its largest acquisition.

UPDATE 1-SoftBank reaches settlement with former WeWork CEO Neumann

Feb 26 SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it has reached a settlement with WeWork's special committee and the company's co-founder and former chief executive, Adam Neumann, putting to rest a legal battle dating back to 2019.

UPDATE 1-Ardagh Metal sells largest-ever green junk bond

* Immediate proceeds form part of spin-off (Updates with bond sale completion)

UPDATE 4-Atlantia disappointed with CDP bid for unit, continues talks

* Atlantia asks for substantial improvement of consortium bid

Venture Global seeks vessels to pick up LNG from Calcasieu, La. -sources

Feb 26 U.S. liquefied natural gas company Venture Global LNG put out a tender seeking vessels that could pick up commissioning or test cargoes from its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant, which is under construction, sources familiar with the tender said Friday.

UPDATE 3-Businesswoman Staveley loses Barclays court battle for damages

* Staveley to take advice on an appeal (Adds fresh quotes, details)

UPDATE 2-Investment funds turn up heat on Danone to name new CEO

PARIS, Feb 26 U.S. investor Artisan Partners on Friday joined activist firm BlueBell Capital Partners in urging French food group Danone <DANO.PA to find a new CEO to improve its governance practices and speed up efforts to boost returns.

UPDATE 2-LVMH-backed fund buys majority stake in Birkenstock

BERLIN, Feb 26 Birkenstock has agreed to sell a majority stake to LVMH-backed private equity firm L Catterton, it said on Friday, in a deal that brings the maker of comfy, blocky sandals in the orbit of the French luxury powerhouse.

Financier Staveley loses Barclays lawsuit over 2008 fundraising

LONDON, Feb 26 British businesswoman Amanda Staveley has lost a long and bitter London court battle against Barclays over whether she is owed damages after alleging she was deceived while negotiating a financial lifeline for the bank in 2008.

UPDATE 1-Ontario Teachers fund to buy Carlyle's majority stake in Logoplaste

Feb 26 Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board will buy U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group's majority stake in Portugal's Logoplaste for an undisclosed sum, the plastic packaging maker said on Friday.

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