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Kraft Heinz CEO on the hunt for the company's next big acquisition

Kraft Heinz CEO on the hunt for the company's next big acquisition

Bernardo Hees played tennis before dawn, reported for duty at Kraft Heinz’s Chicago headquarters by 8 a.m. and later Wednesday evening, delivered a pep talk to 600 or so of his top employees at a charity event before packaging meals with them late into the night.

It’s all in a day’s work for Hees, the wiry, energetic 48-year-old CEO of Kraft Heinz, a company where tireless ambition is rewarded. An industry leader in growing profits, Kraft Heinz is expected by many analysts to acquire another company, sooner rather than later, after a failed bid to acquire Unilever for $143 billion almost a year ago.

Kraft Heinz, co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, is backed by Warren...

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