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Heinz Being Bought by Berkshire Hathaway Group for $28B

Tickers in this article: BRK.A HNZ

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- H.J. Heinz(HNZ) , the ketchup maker, said Thursday it agreed to be bought by an investment group that includes Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway(BRK.A) .

The deal is valued at $28 billion, including debt.

Heinz shareholders will get $72.50 in cash for each common share they own.

Heinz shares closed Wednesday at $60.48.

>> Click here to read more about the deal: Warren Buffett's Elephant Gun Hits Heinz, by Antoine Gara

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