$28B Heinz Deal Marks Latest 'Odd Couple' Co-Investment

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 10:01 PM EST) -- The $28 billion buyout of food giant H.J. Heinz Co. is the latest to include a co-investor outside the ranks of private equity, following Silver Lake Partners LP and Carlyle Group LP in tapping a nontraditional source of capital to get big deals across the finish line.

Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital Management LLC is teaming with Warren Buffett's investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Co. to take the maker of Heinz ketchup and owner of Ore-Ida potatoes private. The two buyers will each kick in $4.1...
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