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Berkshire’s Lubrizol Buys Active Organics to Bolster Cosmetics

December 12, 2011

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Lubrizol Corp. agreed to buy Active Organics Inc. to add sales of specialty ingredients, including botanical extracts used by makers of cosmetics.

The deal for the Texas-based company will be completed this year, according to a statement today from Lubrizol that didn’t disclose terms.

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