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Buffett’s Home Capital Deal Kicked Off by 82-Year-Old Banker

  • Banker Johnson reached out to Buffett 23 years after meeting
  • BMO piques Buffett interest amid Home Capital crisis
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Buffett Follows Goldman Model in Bailout for Home Capital

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Warren Buffett’s surprise investment in Home Capital Group Inc. all started with a single email from a Canadian investment banker who first met the billionaire 23 years ago.

Don Johnson, 82, an advisory board member at Bank of Montreal’s BMO Capital Markets unit, reached out to Buffett in a June 9 email, adding a photo of the two of them to remind Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s chairman of their past connections.