Berkshire Hathaway, 3G Capital to buy Heinz for $28 billion

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.

Heinz shares rose 19 percent in premarket trading.

(Reporting By Ben Berkowitz; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)