Icahn returns with higher Pep Boys offer

The bidding war for The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack has entered a new round, with Icahn Enterprises L.P. offering an extra dollar per share to acquire the US automotive aftermarket retail and service network – a total of around US$56 million more than the offer it made earlier this month. This higher figure has found favour with the Pep Boys Board of Directors – after consultation with legal and financial advisors it determined on 20 December that Icahn’s proposal to acquire Pep Boys for US$16.50 per share in cash constitutes a ‘Superior Proposal’.

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