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Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett gestures during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb., in this file photo. (Nati Harnik/The Associated Press)
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett gestures during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb., in this file photo. (Nati Harnik/The Associated Press)

Exclusive: Buffett on how he struck the Home Capital deal Add to ...

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Legendary value investor Warren Buffett’s interest in rescuing Home Capital Group Inc. was piqued by an e-mail from 82-year-old Don Johnson, a Canadian banker who sends his thoughts to the investing guru now and then.

“This one wasn’t long, but it was to the point and that got my interest,” Mr. Buffett, a fellow octogenarian at 86, told The Globe and Mail by telephone from his office in Omaha, Neb.

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