CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) has announced the completion of the transfer
of its Duracell business to Berkshire Hathaway.
P&G said the split transaction involved P&G contributing approximately
$1.8 billion in cash to the Duracell Company in a pre-transaction
recapitalization in exchange for Berkshire Hathaway’s 52 Million shares
of P&G stock.
P&G President and Chief Executive Officer, David Taylor, commented:
“Duracell is a strong, global business with a great future ahead of it
as part of the Berkshire Hathaway family. We thank Duracell’s employees
for their many contributions to P&G and wish them continued success for
The deal with Berkshire Hathaway was announced in November 2014.
Duracell was acquired by P&G in 2005 as part of the acquisition of The
Goldman Sachs & Co. acted as financial advisor, Cadwalader, Wickersham &
Taft LLP acted as tax counsel, and Jones Day acted as legal counsel to
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