Pelikan Artline to acquire Jasco

The Australian company revealed today that it will acquire Jasco Office Products by the close of business on Thursday 24…

New OP group born in Sweden

Ocay is the result of the 2013 merger between resellers Gullbergs and Kontorsvaruhuset that created a SKr1.1 billion ($170 million)…

BIC set to acquire 75% of Cello

The €50 million ($69 million) deal is expected to be completed by the end of H1 2014 and will mean…

RR Donnelley completes Esselte acquisition

The $96.5 million deal was announced earlier this year as RR Donnelley looks to create cost synergies with its TOPS…

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse granted merger talks extension

The two companies have been locked in preliminary discussions since 24 February over the possibility of one of them acquiring…

ECi acquired by Carlyle

Terms of the acquisition were not released but it was revealed that Carlyle - which has around $200 billion in…

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse in merger talks

The boards of both companies announced today the pair were in “preliminary discussions” over a possible merger.Dixons and Carphone Warehouse…

Bunzl acquires again; reports strong FY results

The company has acquired Bäumer Betriebshygiene Vertriebsgesellschaft and its related company Protemo in Germany. Based near Düsseldorf, Bäumer is principally…

Billionaire buys Philippine reseller

Cosco Capital, owned by billionaire Lucio Co, announced to the Philippine stock exchange today (Tuesday) it had signed an agreement…

Dealer groups suspend merger talks

In a recent letter to members, TriMega President Mike Maggio confirmed that the boards of TriMega and IS had been…

Haworth makes Italian buy

The deal, which is expected to be completed in April, is worth $270 million and will see Haworth take control…

Gould acquires Bosworth Papers

Bosworth has serviced the Texas market for almost 100 years and has distribution facilities in Houston, Austin and San Antonio…

SP Richards buys jan/san wholesaler

Based in Apex, North Carolina, GCN is a 100-year-old family-run business that distributes food service disposables and janitorial and cleaning…

PBS acquires Slovakian business

Headquartered in Bratislava and with a 10,000-SKU product range, Lamitec will be combined with PBS's Slovakian business Büroprofi Kanex.The combined…

Knoll buys Holly Hunt

Chicago-based Holly Hunt had 2013 revenues of $94 million and double-digit operating margins.The deal means 40% of Knoll revenues will…

RR Donnelley completes latest acquisition

The deal is worth around $620 million and sees the business also assume Consolidated Graphics' net debt.RR Donnelley CEO Tom…

IP and Unisource reach merger agreement

IP and Unisource, which is owned by an affiliate of Bain Capital and by Georgia-Pacific and some of its affiliates,…

ALSO to acquire Alpha

In a press release, ALSO said it intended to acquire 100% of Alpha from its holding company Saphin."With this acquisition,…

Lyreco sells Canadian business

Lyreco has been in Canada for over 20 years and it was one of the reseller's first markets outside France…

Lyreco in chinese alliance

The name of Lyreco’s new strategic partner in China will no doubt be familiar to many OPI readers, but more likely…

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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…