Monday, May 07, 2012
Clothing retailer Talbots is considering a buyout offer from private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $211 million.
Sycamore, which is already Talbot's largest shareholder with a 9.4 percent stake, is offering $3.05 per share for the company. That's a 9 percent premium from the stock's closing price on Friday.
The retailer based in Hingham, Mass., had rejected a $3 per share takeover offer from Sycamore last December, saying it undervalued the company.
Talbots closed three of its five Oregon shops in the past year. Its lone Portland area store is located at Bridgeport Village in Tigard.
Read more at OregonLive.com.