Brazil's richest person helps control Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer manufacturer, with two partners, Marcel Herrmann Telles and Carlos Alberto Sicupira. Through their buyout firm 3G Capital, the trio owns Burger King, the fast-food chain they acquired in 2010. They also own retailer Lojas Americanas and real estate developer Sao Carlos.
Warren Buffett stole headlines when he committed $12.1 billion in a deal to take ketchup maker HJ Heinz Co. private this year. Managers at his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. spent as much in 2012 while attracting less attention.
HJ Heinz Co. won a judge’s ruling throwing out lawsuits brought by investors seeking to block the $23 billion buyout of the company by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Jorge Paulo Lemann’s 3G Capital.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. agreed to pay $2.05 billion for the 20 percent of IMC International Metalworking Cos. that it doesn’t already own as Chairman Warren Buffett expands his bet on the Israeli manufacturer.