"Investments in Marketable Equity Securities. At December 31,
2012, the fair value of the Company’s investments in marketable
equity securities was $380.1 million, which includes $334.9
million in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A and B common stock
and $45.2 million in the common stock of two publicly traded
At December 31, 2012 and 2011, the unrealized gain related to
the Company’s Berkshire stock investment totaled $177.6 million
and $129.1 million, respectively."
Their Berkshire position now equals 10% of WPO's market cap.
Looks like HC will finally get his share buyback dream come true-------In an SEC filing, Graham Holdings said it was in discussions with Berkshire Hathaway regarding a transaction in which Berkshire would use its entire $1.1 billion Graham Holdings stake (roughly 28% of the company) to acquire an "as yet unformed subsidiary" that would house an undisclosed business and other assets. Those assets could include Berkshire shares that Graham Holdings owns.