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Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRKB): Current price $97.20

Warren Buffett’s company made an offer to purchase the New York Stock Exchange operator NYSE Euronext in November, but the offer was beaten by one already in play by IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE), say two knowledgeable sources, who admit that Berkshire Hathaway was indeed the “Company A” bidder disclosed in a regulatory filing by ICE on Monday. The successful bidder purchased NYSE Euronext late in December for $8.2 billion after about two months of negotiations.

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