UPDATE 3-DaimlerChrysler sells aero engine unit to KKR


(Adds econ ministry, Daimler advisor) By Madeline Chambers FRANKFURT, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Germany's DaimlerChrysler said on Friday it had sold its MTU aero engine business to U.S. private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR), the carmaker's latest step to shed non-core assets. Daimler declined to give a price for the sale, which Reuters reported last week, but sources close to the transaction have said Daimler would sell the unit for 1.45 billion euros ($1.7 billion). The ...

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