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Hedge fund wants to buy Sears brands

The head of a sizable hedge fund is eyeing bringing the Kenmore and DieHard brands out of the Sears bankruptcy — but it is not clear if he can pry them away from company honcho Eddie Lampert, The Post has learned. This hedge fund has signed a confidentiality agreement with Sears to study the brands, according to a fund source who requested anonymity. News of the interest comes as Sears considers bids on Monday for its assets, including a last-ditch $5 billion-plus offer from Lampert, which includes an extra $600 million for additional assets, including 57 real estate properties. Liquidators also are expected to bid for Sears, but they have no interest in the Kenmore and DieHard brands, sources said. The hedge fund’s Kenmore-DieHa ...