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Subject:  Re: Rethinking Heinz addition Date:  2/23/2013  11:39 AM
Author:  DrtThrwingMonkey Number:  199022 of 218986

"All this begs the question: why didn't BRK make the Heinz acquisition alone?"

I know it's a quote, but it doesn't beg the question, it raises it.

But once raised, the question is easily answered: BRK did the acquisition with 3G because it was brought to Buffett by 3G, and on terms that were favourable to Berkshire. It would be more pertinent to ask why 3G didn't do the acquisition alone. But Fitch goes on to answer their own question:

All this begs the question: why didn't BRK make the Heinz acquisition alone?

Fitch has no inside information to answer this question, but it certainly
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