File photo of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett smiling as he plays bridge with shareholders during their annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, May 4, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Berkshire Hathaway, 3G Capital to buy Heinz for $28 billion
Posted : Thursday, 14 February 2013 07:54AM
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc <BRKa.N> and 3G Capital will buy H.J. Heinz Co <HNZ.N> for $72.50 a share, or $28 billion including debt, Heinz said on Thursday.
The company did not elaborate on what portion would be contributed by Berkshire and what portion would come from 3G.
Heinz shares rose 19 percent in premarket trading.
(Reporting By Ben Berkowitz; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
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