3G Capital acquires Burger King for $4B

Burger King Holdings Inc. said today it has agreed to be acquired by private-equity firm 3G Capital in a deal valued at $4 billion.

3G Capital of New York agreed to pay $24 a share for the No. 2 burger chain, which the company said was a 46-percent premium over the price before sale rumors began this week. Burger King shares had been trading between $16.31 and $22.19 over the past year.

3G also agreed to assume Burger King’s debt.

The deal, which is expected to clos

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