Cascade Investment

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Cascade Investment, L.L.C.
Limited liability company
Industry Investments
Conglomerate
Founded 1994 (1994)
Founder Bill Gates
Headquarters Kirkland, Washington, U.S.
Key people
Bill Gates (Chairman)
Michael Larson
(Manager and CIO)

Cascade Investment, LLC is an American holding and investment company headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, United States. It is controlled by Bill Gates, and managed by Michael Larson. More than half of Gates' fortune is held in assets outside his holding of Microsoft shares.[1] Cascade is the successor company to Dominion Income Management, the former investment vehicle for Gates' holdings, which was managed by Andrew Evans.[2]

List of investments and companies[edit]

The company describes itself as a diversified investment company. Its investments include:

Company Ticker Sector Ownership % Acquisition Date
Arcos Dorados Holdings NYSEARCO Restaurants 6.65 Unknown
AutoNation[citation needed] NYSEAN Auto Retailer Unknown Unknown
Berkshire Hathaway NYSEBRK.A Diversified 5 Unknown
Canadian National Railway NYSECNI Transport 12[3] Unknown
Carpetright LSECPR Flooring 3 Unknown
Coca-colaFEMSA NYSEKOF Beverage 20 [4][5] Unknown
Dante-O-Giovanni Corporation Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Ecolab Unknown Unknown 11 [6] Unknown
ElBarbary Investment Group Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
FEMSA Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Unknown Unknown 47.5[7] Unknown
ICOS[citation needed] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
John Deere Unknown Unknown 8.3[citation needed] Unknown
Liberty Global Unknown Unknown 4.1[8] Unknown
Microsoft Corporation Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Newport News Shipbuilding[citation needed] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Nimbus Discovery[9] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
OANDA Corporation[10] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Otter Tail Power Company[citation needed] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Pan American Silver Corporation[citation needed] TSXPAA Metals Unknown Unknown
Republic Services, Inc NYSERSG waste management 10[11] Unknown
Sapphire Energy[12] Private Biofuel Unknown 2008
Schrödinger[13][14] Private Science Unknown 2010
Schnitzer Steel Industries[citation needed] NYSESCHN Scrap Metal and Steel Unknown Unknown
Televisa [15] Unknown media Unknown Unknown
Waste Management, Inc[16] Unknown waste management Unknown Unknown

Past Investments[edit]

Company Ticker Sector Ownership % Acquisition Date Sale Date Fate
Scient[citation needed] Unknown IT Unknown Unknown Unknown Publicis Takeover

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Matthew. "Gates No Longer World's Richest Man". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  2. ^ Torres, Craig. "Convicted Felons Handle Gates Fortune". nwsource.com. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Bill Gates largest shareholder in Canadian National". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). 2012-08-23. 
  4. ^ Groom, Nichola (2008-08-01). "Bill Gates discloses 20 pct Coca Cola Femsa stake | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Cleaning up". The Economist. 2013-10-05. 
  7. ^ "Four Seasons Chief Is Feeling the Squeeze". The Wall Street Journal. 2013-12-10. 
  8. ^ "SCHEDULE 13G". SEC. 2014-12-05. 
  9. ^ "Nimbus Discovery Secures $24MM Series A Financing". 2008-06-28. 
  10. ^ "$100-Million Investment in OANDA Corporation Recognizes Growth Potential in the Frenetic World of Forex". OANDA. 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  11. ^ http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1052192.htm
  12. ^ Martin LaMonica (2008-09-17). "Bill Gates invests in algae fuel | Green Tech - CNET News". News.cnet.com. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  13. ^ "Schrödinger Receives Additional Equity Investment from Bill Gates". 2012-12-12. 
  14. ^ "Bill Gates Takes Stake in Creating New Drugs". The Wall Street Journal. 2010-04-29. 
  15. ^ "Bill Gates aumenta su participación accionaria en Televisa". Alt1040.com. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  16. ^ "Why Bill Gates Loves These 'Garbage' Stocks". Nasdaq.com. Nasdaq.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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