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Staples Solutions sells another European unit

Staples Solutions has agreed to sell its retail and online business in Germany to Netherlands-based Office Centre for an undisclosed…

Kentucky dealer makes acquisition

US independent dealer Petter Business Systems has acquired fellow Kentucky reseller Holley Office Products. The transaction was finalised on 3…

Egan Reid acquires again

UK independent dealer Egan Reid has announced its second acquisition in the space of a few months. Following on from…

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…

WeWork files for IPO | UK branch opens for InMotion | New job for...

WeWork reveals IPO plans Collaborative workspace provider WeWork has filed for an IPO and is looking to sell $3.5 billion…

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…

UK stationery wholesaler changes hands

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

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…

Australian distributor sold

Spicers, the Australia-based distribution company that remained following the collapse of PaperlinX in 2015, has been sold to Japan’s Kokusai…

Digital workplace acquisition for Ricoh

Japan-based imaging and electronics vendor Ricoh has announced a definitive agreement to acquire German office automation solutions firm DocuWare. With…

Imperial Dade expands into California

US foodservice and jan/san supplies firm Imperial Dade has acquired California-based business The Paper Company. Founded in 1982 by Mike…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lyreco makes Singapore acquisition

Lyreco has rekindled its external growth strategy in Asia by acquiring Singapore contract stationer DeskRight. Just over 12 months after…

Bolt-on acquisition for Avery

Avery has made a small acquisition in Canada, its parent company CCL Industries has announced. The latest addition to the…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…