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Pritzkers prepare sale of shipping-container unit

One of America’s wealthiest clans, the Pritzker family, is continuing to shed assets with the expected sale of Triton Container International Ltd. to private equity firms Warburg Pincus and Vestar Capital, people familiar with the matter said.

The buyout shops are close to a deal to acquire the shipping-container leasing company owned by Chicago’s Pritzker family for about $1 billion, these people said.

The Pritzkers, which took the Hyatt Hotels Corp. hotel chain public in 2009, are among the wealthiest U.S. families, controlling a business empire founded by Nicholas J. Pritzker more than a century ago. Get the full story »

Nicholas Pritzker puts Mich. mansion on market

Nicholas Pritzker in 2005. (File, Tribune)

ELITE STREET | By Bob Goldsborough | Nicholas Pritzker, the chief executive and chairman of the Hyatt Development Corp. and a member of the Pritzker family, has placed his 7,325-square-foot contemporary-style mansion on 45 acres on Lake Michigan in Covert, Mich. on the market for $4.95 million.

Pritzker and his wife Susan, who also live on the Gold Coast, have been dividing their time between Chicago and California lately, which is why they listed their estate in southwest Michigan, said listing agent Karen Strohl of Prudential Rubloff. Get the full story »