Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc and 3G Capital will buy H.J. Heinz Co 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.
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Heinz shares rose 19 percent in premarket trading.
(Reporting By Ben Berkowitz; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)