Essendant expects Staples transaction to close soon

Following yesterday’s news that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved its acquisition by Staples, Essendant has written to its…

Conditions imposed on Staples-Essendant deal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Staples Inc’s proposed $482.7 million acquisition of wholesaler Essendant – but with…

Konica Minolta acquisition | Paperchase creates biodegradable stationery | Staples Solutions launches charity giveaway

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA has acquired the enterprise content management business segment from Texas-based software company ThoughtTrace. More details:…

Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…

US dealer groups agree to merge

The three leading office products dealer groups in the US have signed a letter of intent to merge the organisations…

PEG increases stake in Offix

As planned, Swiss office products dealer group and wholesaler PEG has gained a majority share in Offix Holding. PEG has…

CompuCom launches Apple service | Wulff expands in Sweden | Managed by Q completes...

Office Depot subsidiary and managed digital workplace provider CompuCom has launched a Device as a Service for Apple, providing customers…

Essendant blames government shutdown for Staples delay

US wholesaler Essendant has updated its staff and customers on the status of its pending acquisition by Staples. In documents…

Market consolidation in Australia

Office products manufacturer ACCO Brands Australia has acquired all brands and distribution rights from fellow Australian vendor Cumberland Stationery. The…

Sharp expands managed network services

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Japan-based Sharp Electronics, has acquired Pink Hat Technology Management. Pink…

Acquisition for Ricoh Belgium

Ricoh Belgium has expanded its operations in the country with the acquisition of IT services firm TeleSafe. Based in Wemmel,…

New acquisition for Quills

UK-based OP dealer Quills Group Office Solutions has purchased fellow Croydon company Evolution Office Group. Evolution is already rebranded as…

Acquisition for Avery

Global manufacturing conglomerate CCL Industries has purchased direct-to-consumer online business Easy2Name (E2N) for its label maker subsidiary Avery. UK-based E2N…

ZAGG strengthens mobile offering

US-based mobile technology manufacturer ZAGG has acquired portable power company HALO. HALO is a leading direct-to-consumer mobile accessories company with…

International Paper acquisition | BIC sells factory | Bong appoints CFO

Global pulp, paper, and packaging producer International Paper has acquired family-owned Spanish packaging business Envases Grau for an undisclosed sum.…

Private equity firm reaches deal with ADVEO

ADVEO’s operations in France, Italy and Belgium are set to be acquired by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners. In…

Ingram Micro to be sold

The China-based parent company of Ingram Micro has confirmed that it is in talks to sell the IT distributor. In…

Arjowiggins sale terminated

The planned sale of the Graphic and Creative Paper divisions of French specialty paper manufacturer Arjowiggins will no longer go…

ALSO expands in Croatia

European technology distributor ALSO has acquired Croatia-based IT wholesaler RECRO. RECRO provides a range of IT products and solutions from…

Lyreco makes PPE acquisition

Workplace supplies giant Lyreco has made a strategic acquisition in the personal protection equipment (PPE) category. Lyreco has acquired the…

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Office Depot France denies works council allegations

Office Depot has categorically denied allegations of the misuse of company funds made by workers’ representatives in France. As reported…