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Platinum Equity completes OfficeMax New Zealand transaction

US private equity firm Platinum Equity has completed its acquisition of OfficeMax New Zealand although it has still not found…

Milcent confirms Lyreco commitment to Asia

Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent has told OPI that the sale of Lyreco Australia does not signal the start of a…

Interview: Winc New Zealand on Lyone’s shopping list

After acquiring Lyreco Australia, COS founder Dominique Lyone has told OPI he would be interested in acquiring the for-sale Winc…

Lyreco sells Australian business to COS

Office products market consolidation in Australia has taken another major step forward with the news that leading independent dealer Complete…

Final Word from Brad O’Brien

As a country with a population of just under 25 million people, Australia could be considered a minor player with…

Lyone remains defiant about OfficeMax bid

The recent decision by the Australian competition authority (ACCC) not to oppose the acquisition of OfficeMax Australia by Winc owner…

Will Platinum wait for NZ decision?

Platinum Equity is on track to bring Winc and OfficeMax together in Australia, but it might have to throw in…

Green light given for Winc-OfficeMax merger

The Australian competition authority (ACCC) has said it won’t oppose Platinum Equity’s proposed acquisition of OfficeMax.The decision paves the way…

ACCC approves COS bid for OfficeMax

Complete Office Supplies (COS) has received the green light for its proposed takeover of OfficeMax Australia.The country’s consumer watchdog, the…

NZ watchdog seeks to halt OfficeMax deal

New Zealand’s competition watchdog has launched an injunction to halt the merger of OfficeMax and Winc.The Commerce Commission has filed…

Comment November 2017

Collaboration – and the need for it – has surely been the theme of 2017. Will consolidation be the hot…

ACCC sets OfficeMax/COS decision date

The Australian consumer watchdog ACCC has set a date for its decision on the acquisition of OfficeMax by Complete Office…

Fuji Xerox NZ appoints new MD amid scandal

Fuji Xerox New Zealand has caused another stir after appointing a former ministry chief as Managing Director.Peter Thomas has been…

ACCC voices concerns over Staples and OfficeMax merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delivered a preliminary view that raises doubts over the proposed merger by…

Rival makes surprise OfficeMax bid

There has been an interesting twist regarding the sale of OfficeMax in Australia and New Zealand after a surprise rival…

Leading Australian independent switches dealer groups

Australia’s second largest independent office supplies dealer Quick Corporate Australia (QCA) has left buying group ASA to join rival Office…

COS installs $1 million solar farm

Australia's largest independent office supplies dealer Complete Office Supplies (COS) has installed more than 1,500 solar panels at its three warehouses.The…

COS acquires Office Organisation

Australia's largest independent office supplies dealer Complete Office Supplies (COS) has signed an agreement to purchase Office Organisation.According to Stationery News,…

Special Feature: Top 100

It’s that time of the year again when we publish our latest OPI Top 100 list of the leading influencers from…

Business awards for Australia’s COS

Leading Australian independent office supplies dealer Complete Office Supplies (COS) has been recognised with two distinguished business awards in the…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…