Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway to invest $10B in Oxy subject to Anadarko takeover

Billionaire Warren Buffet’s company Berkshire Hathaway has committed to invest $10 billion in Occidental Petroleum, subject to Oxy’s entering into and completing its proposed acquisition of rival Anadarko.

According to Oxy’s statement on Tuesday, Berkshire Hathaway will receive 100,000 shares of Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock with a liquidation value of $100,000 per share, together with a warrant to purchase up to 80.0 million shares of Occidental common stock at an exercise price of $62.50 per share. The preferred stock will accrue dividends at 8% per annum (or with respect to dividends that are accrued and unpaid, 9%).

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