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Research: Finding that anchor

The fifth incarnation of The View from the Top: The State of the OP Industry 2017-18 is highly indicative of…

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…

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…

Hot Topic: Consolidating the future

There is nothing so constant as change. The OP industry is no exception. It has spent the past two decades…

Depot bags another dealer

Office Depot Inc has snapped up another large independent office supplies dealer in the US, OPI has learned.Following on from…

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…

Big Interview: Double vision

Between them, they’ve amassed about 50 years of experience across all industry channels. As such, Mike Maggio, President of US…

Analysis: Thinking outside the (big) box

In the past few weeks, Office Depot in the US has made two significant acquisitions which give pointers to its…

Comment November 2017

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

Office Depot acquires major US independent dealer

Office Depot has displayed its mid-market ambitions by snapping up one of the largest independent office supplies dealers in the…

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…

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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…