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>>Does anyone know how old Seth Klarman is and would he be a candidate
 to be Berkshire's CIO? <<


I don't think he would be a candidate for CIO at Berkshire because he
 invests more like Walter Schloss than Warren Buffett. Here are the 
holdings of his Baupost Group.  He is more geared to net working capital 
analysis and Mr. Buffett needs someone who would concentrate on large
 cap acquisitions having great value. Mr. Klarman though a great investor
 concentrates on liquidations and small cap stuff, not the big one time
 shots that Warren and Charlie are constantly looking for.


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NAME OF ISSUER                 TITLE OF CLASS   CUSIP      (x$1000) PRN AMT PRN CALL DSCRETN MANAGERS     SOLE     SHARED  NONE
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ACUSPHERE INC                  COM              00511R870     1690  2600582 SH       SOLE                  2600582
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ALLIANCE ONE INTL INC          COM              018772103    12458  3060832 SH       SOLE                  3060832
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ATLAS PIPELINE HOLDINGS LP     COM UNITS LP     04939R108    12962   477778 SH       SOLE                   477778
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AUDIOVOX CORP                  CL A             050757103     6454   520468 SH       SOLE                   520468
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CAPITOL ACQUISITION CORP DEL   COM              14055E104    18900  2100000 SH       SOLE                  2100000
CLEARPOINT BUSINESS RES INC    COM              185061108      843   399729 SH       SOLE                   399729
COLUMBUS ACQUISITION CORP      COM              198851107     5565   750000 SH       SOLE                   750000
COLUMBUS ACQUISITION CORP      *W EXP 05/18/201 198851115      413   750000 SH       SOLE                   750000
COMMUNITY BANKERS ACQUISITN    COM              20361R101     6872   927400 SH       SOLE                   927400
CORE MARK HOLDING CO INC       COM              218681104     4527   157613 SH       SOLE                   157613
DOMTAR CORP                    COM              257559104    81888 10648600 SH       SOLE                 10648600
ENTERPRISE ACQUISITION CORP    COM              29365R108    11313  1250000 SH       SOLE                  1250000
ENTERPRISE ACQUISITION CORP    *W EXP 11/07/201 29365R116     1000  1250000 SH       SOLE                  1250000
ENTERPRISE GP HLDGS L P        UNIT LP INT      293716106    19876   536910 SH       SOLE                   536910
EXTERRAN HLDGS INC             COM              30225X103    70403   860667 SH       SOLE                   860667
FIRST AMERN CORP CALIF         COM              318522307    75016  2198600 SH       SOLE                  2198600
GLOBAL BPO SVCS CORP           COM              378981104    18000  2500000 SH       SOLE                  2500000
GLOBAL CONSUMER ACQST CORP     UNIT 99/99/9999  378983209    29393  2963000 SH       SOLE                  2963000
GLOBAL LOGISTICS ACQUISITION   COM              379414105     7662  1008100 SH       SOLE                  1008100
GOLDEN POND HEALTHCARE INC     *W EXP 11/06/201 38116J117      443   633000 SH       SOLE                   633000
GOLDEN POND HEALTHCARE INC     COM              38116J109     4532   633000 SH       SOLE                   633000
GSC ACQUISITION COMPANY        COM              40053G106     8007   850000 SH       SOLE                   850000
HARBOR ACQUISITION CORPORATI   COM              41145X107     9480  1663200 SH       SOLE                  1663200
HARBOR ACQUISITION CORPORATI   *W EXP 04/25/201 41145X115     1270  4380533 SH       SOLE                  4380533
HD PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP   COM              40415K100     8450  1129700 SH       SOLE                  1129700
HECKMANN CORP                  COM              422680108    36750  5000000 SH       SOLE                  5000000
HECKMANN CORP                  *W EXP 11/09/201 422680116     1917  2700000 SH       SOLE                  2700000
HICKS ACQUISITION CO I INC     COM              429086309    32165  3500000 SH       SOLE                  3500000
HIGHLANDS ACQUISITION CORP     COM              430880104     4725   525000 SH       SOLE                   525000
HORIZON LINES INC              COM              44044K101    70306  3771800 SH       SOLE                  3771800
INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAP INC    COM              45408X100     6294  1066800 SH       SOLE                  1066800
INFOSPACE INC                  COM NEW          45678T201    15336   815741 SH       SOLE                   815741
INTER ATLANTIC FINANCIAL INC   COM              45890H100     4186   575000 SH       SOLE                   575000
ITURAN LOCATION AND CONTROL    SHS              M6158M104    13512  1220569 SH       SOLE                  1220569
JK ACQUISITION CORP            COM              47759H106     3739   667700 SH       SOLE                   667700
KBL HEALTHCARE ACQUIS CORP I   *W EXP 07/18/201 48241N115      106   235000 SH       SOLE                   235000
KBL HEALTHCARE ACQUIS CORP I   COM              48241N107     2960   410000 SH       SOLE                   410000
LINN ENERGY LLC                UNIT LTD LIAB    536020100   103249  4125000 SH       SOLE                  4125000
MARATHON ACQUISITION CORP      COM              565756103    41060  5277639 SH       SOLE                  5277639
MBF HEALTHCARE ACQUISITION C   COM              552650103     4376   575000 SH       SOLE                   575000
MBF HEALTHCARE ACQUISITION C   *W EXP 04/16/201 552650111      255   349900 SH       SOLE                   349900
MEDIA & ENTMT HOLDINGS INC     *W EXP 03/09/201 58439W116      515   725000 SH       SOLE                   725000
MEDIA & ENTMT HOLDINGS INC     COM              58439W108     5358   725000 SH       SOLE                   725000
MULTIMEDIA GAMES INC           COM              625453105    16993  2037552 SH       SOLE                  2037552
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NEWS CORP                      CL A             65248E104   125268  6113600 SH       SOLE                  6113600
NORTH AMERN INS LEADERS INC    COM              65687M104    10088  1293300 SH       SOLE                  1293300
NRDC ACQUISITION CORP          COM              62941R102    24759  2700000 SH       SOLE                  2700000
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OCEANAUT INC                   *W EXP 01/01/201 675227110      814   496100 SH       SOLE                   496100
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC           COM              682129101    25971  5889145 SH       SOLE                  5889145
PORTLAND GEN ELEC CO           COM NEW          736508847      895    32232 SH       SOLE                    32232
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QUANTA CAPITAL HLDGS LTD       SHS              G7313F106    17723  6950000 SH       SOLE                  6950000
SANTA MONICA MEDIA CORP        COM              802501106     5603   750000 SH       SOLE                   750000
SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC           COM              807863105     6239   180586 SH       SOLE                   180586
SEANERGY MARITIME CORP         SHS              Y73760103     2363   250000 SH       SOLE                   250000
SHANGHAI CENTURY ACQUISIT CO   SHS              G80637104    10369  1180924 SH       SOLE                  1180924
SLM CORP                       COM              78442P106   441307 21911966 SH       SOLE                 21911966
SP ACQUISITION HOLDINGS INC    COM              78470A104    36800  4000000 SH       SOLE                  4000000
SP ACQUISITION HOLDINGS INC    *W EXP 10/10/201 78470A112     2236  2430700 SH       SOLE                  2430700
SYNERON MEDICAL LTD            ORD SHS          M87245102    35431  2650000 SH       SOLE                  2650000
TM ENTMT & MEDIA INC           COM              87260T108     4550   625000 SH       SOLE                   625000
TM ENTMT & MEDIA INC           *W EXP 10/17/201 87260T116      278   525000 SH       SOLE                   525000
TREMISIS ENERGY ACQ CORP II    UNIT 99/99/9999  89472N200     2571   325000 SH       SOLE                   325000
TRIPLECROWN ACQUISITION CORP   *W EXP 10/22/201 89677G117     1020  1000000 SH       SOLE                  1000000
TRIPLECROWN ACQUISITION CORP   COM              89677G109    23764  2600000 SH       SOLE                  2600000
UNION STREET ACQ CORP          COM              908536105     4781   625000 SH       SOLE                   625000
VANTAGE ENERGY SERVICES INC    COM              92209F102     5130   675000 SH       SOLE                   675000
VICTORY ACQUISITION CORP       COM              92644D100     3876   400000 SH       SOLE                   400000
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