Elder-Beerman Stores Corp, the US' ninth largest independent department store chain, on Thursday agreed to a takeover by Wright Holdings Inc at $6 a share, valuing the firm at $68 million. The Ohio-based operator of nearly 70 stores said in a statement Wright Holdings was formed to carry out the merger and is currently owned solely by Marathon Fund Limited Partnership IV, a private investment fund managed by Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc.