Jos. A. Bank announced Monday it has rejected a late November takeover bid from rival Men's Wearhouse, saying the offer undervalued the company.
"Our board undertook a thorough review and determined that the per share consideration in the proposal made to us by Men's Wearhouse was simply not in the best interest of our shareholders," said Robert N. Wildrick, Jos. A. Bank's chairman.
The two retailers have in the past months been playing a game of cat-and-mouse as each company has tried to acquire the other.
In October, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. offered to buy Men's Wearhouse for $2.3 billion, but the offer was rejected because Men's Wearhouse executives believed the bid undervalued the company.