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HP adopts anti-Xerox poison pill

HP Inc has implemented a shareholder rights plan, otherwise known as a poison pill, ostensibly to prevent Xerox from acquiring…

Big copier dealer expands

One of the UK’s biggest independent managed print and copier dealers has made an acquisition in the north-west of England.…

CNG acquires paper merchant

Distribution group Central National Gottesman (CNG) has acquired a US regional paper merchant via its Lindenmeyr Munroe subsidiary. Lindenmeyr Munroe…

HP to answer Xerox on 24 February

We are going to have to wait almost two weeks until HP issues a response to Xerox’s improved offer to…

Xerox confirms hostile bid for HP

Xerox has announced its intention to launch a tender offer for HP Inc at $24 a share. Clearly frustrated by…

Supplier consolidation in the US

North American business products manufacturer Victor Technology has acquired another well-known industry vendor. Victor has confirmed the acquisition of the…

Private equity buys Europel

European office products distributor Europel has been acquired by a Dutch private equity group, it has been revealed. According to…

Cott sells coffee unit for $405 million

Cott is a step closer to its transition to a pure-play water distributor after agreeing to sell its S&D Coffee…

Xerox acquires in European SMB space

Xerox has acquired UK-based copier services and document management firm Arena Group. Headquartered in Wakefield, Arena had sales of around…

Xerox readying for HP integration

Xerox is already planning for the integration of HP, the company said in its full-year earnings presentation yesterday. “As part…

Cott full steam ahead with water business

Home and office beverages supplier Cott has made a second acquisition in as many weeks. The distributor has announced the…

ECI’s Books responds to article

ECI CEO Ron Books has told OPI that an article in a private equity publication about a possible sale of…

Bureau Vallée expands outside France

France-based office and school supplies retail group Bureau Vallée has marked another step in its international expansion by making an…

Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…

HP responds to “self-serving” Xerox

HP has issued a fuller response to Xerox’s move to try and take over the HP board at its next…

Xerox aiming to muscle in on HP board

Xerox is to nominate a full slate of directors for election at HP’s 2020 annual shareholder meeting later this year.…

Omnia Partners expands private sector business

US cooperative contract giant Omnia Partners has acquired a specialist in the group purchasing of office supplies. Effective 31 December…

Acquisition for Tarifold

Stationery and office products manufacturer Tarifold has made an acquisition in its home market of France. The supplier – part…

Acquisitions for Avery

Avery has acquired two UK-based direct-to-consumer companies in the badging and identification categories. The unrelated acquisitions involve ID&C, a global…

AOPD adds office coffee partner | Mondi CEO to leave | Wisconsin dealer to...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. AOPD adds coffee services provider US national accounts network…

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HP to hold talks with Xerox

The chances of HP Inc acquiring Xerox went up by a couple of notches following yesterday’s highly anticipated Q1 earnings…