ADVEO transaction closes

The acquisition of ADVEO’s operations in France, Belgium and the Netherlands by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners has been…

Hamster raises over C$100,000 | Office Depot opens more co-working spaces | Aussie office...

This week’s round-up of business products-related stories from around the globe. Hamster supports Canadian foundations Hamster, the B2B reseller brand…

ISSA forges deal with GBAC

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) has merged into global cleaning association ISSA. Effective immediately, GBAC will be officially known…

Deal off for Iconex and Hansol

Label solutions manufacturer Iconex and paper manufacturer Hansol Paper are withdrawing from their definitive agreement signed 2 November 2018. Under the…

T3L acquires Jalema

Further consolidation in the European office supplies vendor channel has taken place as French/Danish group T3L announces its takeover of…

DOJ blocks Quad-LSC tie-up

The US Justice Department (DOJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed acquisition of LSC Communications by Quad/Graphics.…

ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…

Chinese firm buys Swiss office furniture maker

Switzerland-based office furniture company Lista Office Group (LO) was recently acquired by Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Henglin Chair Industry (Henglin). LO…

Manutan acquires Benelux distributor

European workplace products reseller Manutan has acquired a 100% stake in Netherlands-based online storage and material handling distributor Kruizinga. Founded…

TriMega dealers endorse merger

US dealer group TriMega has announced that its independent dealer shareholders have approved the proposed merger with Independent Suppliers Group…

ALSO strengthens Eastern Europe position

European distribution group ALSO has acquired Polish firm ABC Data. Warsaw-based ABC Data is active in six Eastern European countries…

Wesfarmers buys online retailer

Officeworks owner Wesfarmers has agreed to acquire local e-commerce retailer Catch Group for A$230 million (US$160 million). Founded in 2006,…

Relief for Borroni after difficult times

OPI speaks with ADVEO Italy Managing Director Luca Borroni following the news that the company’s future has been assured. After…

M&A deal for Egan Reid

UK independent dealer Egan Reid has made its fourth external growth investment in the past seven years. The latest deal…

Amazon drone deliveries imminent | Xerox and HP strengthen ties | Xerox acquisitions |...

This week’s round-up of office products and business supplies news from around the globe. Amazon ready for drone deliveries Amazon…

Reprieve for ADVEO Italy

A binding offer for the acquisition of ADVEO’s Italian subsidiary has been received, the wholesaler has announced. Last month, the…

Lyreco gearing up for growth in Asia

OPI catches up with Lyreco Asia Managing Director Greg Liénard following the news of its acquisition of Singapore reseller DeskRight.…

Administrators confirm end of Office Outlet

The winding down of the Office Outlet office supplies retail business has been confirmed by its joint administrators from Deloitte.…

Imperial Dade continues buying spree

Leading US foodservice and jan/san supplies firm Imperial Dade has closed its 22nd acquisition under the leadership of father and…

EVO reviewing strategic options

The UK and Ireland’s EVO Group of Companies (EVO) has confirmed the appointment of Clearwater International as a strategic advisor.…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…