Gavin Hattersley, the CEO of Chicago-based MillerCoors, and his wife, Terry, in December paid $3.8 million for a four-story town home in the Lakeshore East neighborhood.

Hattersley was named MillerCoors’ CEO in September after serving as the chief financial officer for Molson Coors, which teamed up with SABMiller to create the MillerCoors joint venture that sells all of the two firms’ brands in the U.S. A press release in September announcing Hattersley’s new role as MillerCoors’ CEO indicated that Hattersley and his wife would relocate to Chicago from Colorado, where Molson Coors is headquartered.

Because the unit that Hattersley purchased was not publicly listed, few details are available about it.

As part of the proposed mega-merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, Molson Coors would buy SABMiller’s share in the MillerCoors joint venture — a divestiture considered key to gaining Justice Department approval.

A MillerCoors representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The sellers, financier Peter Lehman and his wife, Mary Liz, paid $2.427 million in 2010 to buy the town home from its builder.

Tribune staff contributed.

Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.

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