Anatomy Of A Merger War: Men's Wearhouse Vs. Jos. A. Bank

By Karlee Weinmann (February 7, 2014, 3:51 PM EST) -- A merger fight raging for several months between Men's Wearhouse Inc. and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. has pitted the rival menswear retailers against each other in an epic battle unmatched in recent years, at least by strategic suitors.

Since Jos. A. Bank lobbed a doomed $2.3 billion bid at Men's Wearhouse in October — which the onetime target eventually answered with a hostile $1.6 billion offer of its own — the companies have publicly sparred over the deal's terms and each others' intentions.

As the contest drags on and heats up, analysts, shareholders and practitioners wonder if, how and when...

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