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"Make Me an Offer": Sam Zell and the $39 Billion Buyout of Equity Office Properties


April 5, 2007 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Sam Zell, Chairman of the Board of Equity International, recently completed the merger of Equity Office Properties with the Blackstone Group in a going-private buyout valued at a record-setting $39 billion. Equity Office Properties was the nation's largest publicly traded office building owner with interests in more than 500 buildings in 16 states and was the subject of a closely fought bidding war.

Come hear Mr. Zell speak about the market for corporate control, bidding wars in takeover battles and the role of governance in the public equity markets.

Reception from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Student Lounge