French household equipment manufacturer Groupe  have agreed to buy German peer WMF for 1.02 billion euros ($1.14 billion) from private equity firm KKR

Including debt and pension liabilities, the deal is valued at 1.7 billion euros.

WMF, or Wuerttembergische Metallwarenfabrik, makes high-end coffee machines mainly for cafes and restaurants as well as cutlery, pots and pans for retail consumers.

KKR acquired a controlling stake in WMF in 2012 from private equity firm Capvis in a deal valuing the group at about 600 million euros.

Groupe SEB, which owns household brands including Moulinex and Tefal, expects to get regulatory approval for the deal in the second half of the year.

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