NATICK, Mass. — The long-expected buyout offer for BJ's Wholesale Club here might have come just in time to strengthen the retailer's long-term prospects, some analysts said last week. The wholesale-club operator, which had said in February that it was entertaining acquisition offers, and had been the subject of takeover speculation for several years before that, finally did receive an offer this month from a private equity consortium. The joint buyout offer from Leonard Green & ...

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