September 26, 2018 / 6:15 PM / 3 months ago

Halfords tables offer for Evans Cycles - Sky News

A sign hangs inside an Evans Cycles store in Birmingham, Britain September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

(Reuters) - British bicycles-to-car parts retailer Halfords (HFD.L) has made an offer for struggling rival Evans Cycles, Sky News reported on Wednesday.

Halfords was amongst a list of bidders that presented indicative offers for the almost century old British bike chain earlier this week, Sky said. bit.ly/2xHR75M

Halfords declined to comment on the report while Evans was not immediately available to comment.

The other turnaround investors that were interested required privately-owned Evans to find more than 10 million pounds in fresh capital to see it through the next few months of trading, Sky said.

A squeeze on British consumers from inflationary pressures and sluggish wage growth is denting spending on discretionary goods.

Halfords has a market capitalisation of 669 million pounds, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Reporting by Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle

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