Men's Wearhouse Proposes to Acquire Jos. A. Bank for $55 Per Share In Cash
The Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced that it has proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (Nasdaq: JOSB) common stock for $55.00 per share in cash, representing an implied enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion.
The Men's Wearhouse proposal represents a 45% premium over Jos. A. Bank's unaffected enterprise value and a 32% premium over Jos. A. Bank's closing share price on October 8, 2013, the day prior to the public announcement of Jos. A. Bank's proposal to acquire Men's Wearhouse. The transaction represents a 9.1x enterprise value to last twelve months ("LTM") Adjusted EBITDA multiple (assuming $133 million of LTM Adjusted EBITDA as of August 3, 2013), a significant premium to Jos. A. Bank's proposal to acquire Men's Wearhouse. Men's Wearhouse intends to finance the transaction with a combination of balance sheet cash and debt financing.
"Following Jos. A. Bank's unsolicited public proposal to acquire Men's Wearhouse, our Board of Directors evaluated a number of alternatives to deliver value