Footwear and clothing retailer Colorado Group has said that it expects to close its A$13.8m ($7.55m) takeover bid for Palmer Corp early after securing more than 60 per cent of the target in a week. Palmer - which owns the trendy JAG brand - has recommended shareholders accept the offer, which includes a cash payment of 29 cents per share and a 10 cent fully franked dividend to be paid by Palmer.