KKR Nears Deal to Sell Coffee-Machine Maker WMF to SEB

  • Deal values WMF at about $1.8 billion including debt
  • France’s SEB also agreed to buy Germany’s Emsa last week

Buyout firm KKR & Co. agreed to sell German silverware and coffee-machine maker WMF to France’s SEB SA in a deal valued at about 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) including debt.

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