New York elite act on Kraft and Heinz mega-merger

Trio of firms called in to act on mega-merger to create the world's fifth largest food company

Cravath Swaine & Moore, Kirkland & Ellis and Sullivan & Cromwell are acting on the merger between Heinz and Kraft that will create the world’s fifth largest food and drinks company.

Kraft has turned to Sullivan for advice on the deal, which will create a company with combined revenue of $28bn (£18.8bn).

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