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KKR Said Near Sale of German Silverware Maker WMF to SEB

Buyout firm is close to an agreement to sell German silverware and coffee-machine maker WMF to France’s SEB, according to people familiar with the matter. *An agreement could be announced as early as today, sources said *Talks are ongoing and could still fall apart *A representative for KKR declined to comment; SEB couldn’t immediately comment *Note: Earlier, SEB shares suspended in Paris at request of company.