Superdry in talks with Oak Furnitureland owner over possible takeover

Shares in Superdry shot higher on Tuesday morning amid reports a US investor is in talks about a deal to buy the troubled fashion chain.
New York investment management firm Davidson Kempner – owner of the UK’s Oak Furnitureland – is reportedly in discussions with Superdry co-founder and chief, Julian Dunkerton, over potentially backing a deal to take the brand private, according to Sky News.
It is understood that talks are at a preliminary stage and there is no guarantee of an agreement between the parties. Superdry declined to comment on the reports.
The business, which is headquartered in Cheltenham and employs around 3,350 globally, runs 216 …