Kim Winser is gearing up to lead an MBO of Aquascutum, according to reports.
The chief executive of the luxury heritage brand and retailer is preparing to put together a buyout bid amid reports that Aquascutum Japanese parent company Renown, has put the business is up for sale.
Renown bought Aquascutum in 1990 for about 20 billion yen (£113.2m)
In 2006, it drafted in Winser to help turnaround the business. Acquascutum were not available for comment.