Kraft and Heinz to merge in deal backed by Buffett and 3G Capital
from The New York Times
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First it was Budweiser beer. Then came Burger King Whoppers. Next up was Heinz ketchup. Now 3G Capital, a Brazilian private investment group that already owns a suite of America's most prominent food and beverage brands, has struck a deal to take control of Kraft Foods, the maker of macaroni and cheese, Oscar Mayer meats, Planters nuts and Jell-O.
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