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Jaeger chairman eyes Aquascutum bid

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Reuters
Published
Sep 6, 2009

LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Jaeger fashion chain Chairman Harold Tillman is considering a bid for 158-year-old fashion brand Aquascutum, according to the Mail on Sunday.



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The report, which did not cite any sources, said the tailoring company, famous for its patented check pattern, would likely fetch less than the 100 million pounds ($163.3 million) its current owners -- the Japanese clothing manufacturer Renown -- paid for it in 1990.

Alan Lewis, the owner of clothing brand Crombie, is also interested in Aquascutum, which employs about 120 people at its factory in Northamptonshire and has a store in London's Regent Street, said the report.

Jaeger declined to comment when contacted by Reuters and Aquascutum was not immediately available for comment. ($1=.6123 Pound) (Reporting by Rhys Jones; editing by Karen Foster)

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