(Bloomberg) -- Power-equipment maker Schneider Electric SE is weighing a sale of DTN, an agriculture news and data service that could be worth as much as $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Schneider has spoken with potential advisers about a sale of DTN after receiving unsolicited interest in the Omaha, Nebraska-based company, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. While considerations are at an early stage, Schneider could decide whether to auction off the unit as soon as next month, one of the people said.

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