ZURICH, Sept 19 The consortium Sempione Retail
on Monday offered to buy struggling Swiss retailer Charles
Sempione, made up of Italy's OVS, financial
investor Aspen Trust Services and Retails Investment S.R.L, is
offering 6.38 francs per bearer share in cash for Voegele, a 2.1
percent premium to its closing price on Friday, Voegele said in
The premium price would value the company at about 56.1
million Swiss francs ($57.33 million), based on Thomson Reuters
market capitalization data.
Voegele has been closing stores and cutting jobs amid a
prolonged slump that has led to hundreds of millions in losses
over the last five years.
($1 = 0.9786 Swiss francs)
(Reporting by John Miller)