Kirkland was recognized for its work on the “Private Equity Deal of the Year” at the 2014 IFLR Americas Awards, held in New York on March 27, 2014. The award reflects the Firm’s role in 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of H.J. Heinz & Co. The transaction, which was valued at $28 billion, was the largest ever in the food industry. The annual IFLR awards recognize the most innovative cross-border legal deals of the year.