Women's clothing producer Kasper ASL Ltd on Wednesday said it had received a $168.6 million takeover offer from Jones Apparel Group – $5m more than rival Kellwood Co has already offered. The company, which makes women's suits and sportswear under labels such as Anne Klein and Le Suit, said Jones had offered $156m in cash and the assumption of pre-paid royalties projected to be $12.6m at closing.