CHICAGO-Wrigley Co., a subsidiary of Mars Inc., has sold the 454,000-square-foot, iconic Wrigley Building downtown to an investment group led by locally based BDT Capital Partners. The sale price was not disclosed, but the building is reportedly worth about $40 million.

Wrigley will continue to lease space in the building through the end of 2012, while it relocates its global headquarters to the company’s campus on Goose Island in the city. The purchaser group includes Zeller Realty Group and Groupon/Lightbank founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. BDT is a merchant bank with a $2 billion investment fund.

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