Chain is frontrunner to buy shops
Edinburgh Woollen Mill tipped to buy Jaeger
Run by the billionaire Philip Day, the group is said to be favourite among a number of bidders who are thought to include Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct.
Current owner, the private equity firm Better Capital headed by the private equity tycoon Jon Moulton, has valued the business at £30 million, having bought it for £19.5m in 2012..
Edinburgh Woollen Mill has defied market pressures in the retail sector and has assembled a number of brands including Jane Norman and Peacocks.
Jaeger has 25 standalone stores and last year booked a pre-tax loss of £5.4 million.