It looks like Carl Icahn has won the Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY) bidding war: Bridgestone (OTCPK:BRDCY) says it won't counter Icahn Enterprises' (NASDAQ:IEP) $18.50/share offer for the auto repair shop chain. The offer, issued yesterday, topped a prior $17/share offer from Bridgestone.
Icahn Enterprises' (NASDAQ:IEP) latest offer for Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY) is $1.50/share above the $17/share deal Pep Boys agreed to with Bridgestone (OTCPK:BRDCY) last week. It value auto repair shop owner at a little over $1B.
The board of directors at Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY) expects a "superior" offer from Bridgestone (OTCPK:BRDCY, OTC:BRDCF) after Carl Icahn and his affiliates came in with a $15.50 per share bid yesterday for the company.
The company is effectively passing on the current Icahn offer while it waits for the competition to play out.