OptiGroup acquires Ekopack

European B2B distribution company OptiGroup has acquired Swedish packaging firm Ekopack. Founded in 1995 and based in Malmö, Ekopack is…

Knoll acquires D2C e-commerce seller

Knoll has announced the acquisition of Fully, an Oregon-based ecommerce furniture brand that sells direct to consumer (D2C) into home…

Pitney Bowes to offload software business

Mailing, shipping and e-commerce group Pitney Bowes has agreed to sell its Software Solutions unit for $700 million in cash.…

ACCO eyeing Zagg?

According to an article in the New York Post, ACCO Brands is one of the suitors for mobile accessories supplier…

Static Control invests in Malaysian manufacturer

Imaging aftermarket leader Static Control has acquired a 10% stake in Malaysia-based toner manufacturer Jadi. Jadi – which is listed…

Pentel discussions ongoing, says Kokuyo

Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo has said it is holding discussions with Pentel’s management following its acquisition of…

Australia’s COS acquires again

Leading Australian independent dealer Complete Office Supplies (COS) has strengthened its position in the educational products segment. COS has confirmed…

Exacompta confirms Biella reorganisation

Exacompta has made some significant structural and management changes at the Swiss operations of the Biella manufacturing business it acquired…

GPC to sell electricals unit

S.P. Richards parent group Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has agreed to sell its EIS electrical components subsidiary to a private…

Fellowes Brands expands furniture offering

Fellowes Brands has acquired Trendway Corporation, a leader in office furniture systems, movable walls and seating. Fellowes said the addition…

ECI acquires in Europe

Business and e-commerce software company ECI has announced its biggest acquisition to date. The US-based firm has signed a definitive…

The Mailing Room acquires again

UK independent distributor of franking machines and mailroom equipment The Mailing Room (TMR) has completed its fourth recent business acquisition.…

Flex makes major California acquisition

Private equity-backed imaging and managed print company Flex Technology Group (FTG) has just announced the acquisition of Southern California-based CBE…

UK stationery wholesaler changes hands

Manuscript Pen Company has announced the acquisition of distributor Lime Art & Stationery and its subsidiaries in the UK. Writing…

Nienkämper buys out ICF stake

High-end Canadian corporate furniture manufacturer Nienkämper is once again an independent entity after buying out the ownership interest of International…

Kerr acquires; undergoes rebrand

US independent dealer Kerr Workplace Solutions has acquired the supplies division of fellow Kentucky reseller Office Environment Company (OEC). The…

ACCO buys leading Brazilian supplier

ACCO Brands has strengthened its position in the Brazilian market with the acquisition of leading notebook vendor Foroni. Effective 1…

ADVEO Italy buyers underestimated running costs

The transaction to acquire ADVEO Italy fell through because the prospective new owners were not fully aware of the business’s…

ADVEO Italy deal off

The eleventh-hour agreement to save ADVEO’s Italian subsidiary has collapsed. In a regulatory filing to the Spanish stock market authority…

Staples sells businesses in France, Italy and Spain

France-based Raja Group has announced an agreement to acquire four of Staples Solutions’ European direct brands. The transaction covers four…

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Xerox flexes its muscles

Xerox has fired a strongly worded letter to HP Inc’s board underlining its intention to push ahead in its attempt…