Hampstead, Md. – Five major investors in Jos. A. Bank — who combined own 17% of the menswear retailer — have told the company’s board they support dialogue with rival menswear retailer Men’s Wearhouse about its proposed $1.6 billion buyout offer, Bloomberg reports. Jos. A. Bank rejected the offer, which is good until March 28, on Jan. 15, and Men’s Wearhouse has publicly called for Jos. A. Bank to reconsider and said it may raise the offer.
The five investors are identified by Bloomberg as P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LP, Beacon Light Capital LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Pentwater Capital Management LP and Praesidium Investment Management Co.