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New acquisition for Quills

UK-based OP dealer Quills Group Office Solutions has purchased fellow Croydon company Evolution Office Group. Evolution is already rebranded as…

Western-BRW continues facilities supplies growth

JP Gould subsidiary Western-BRW has acquired facilities supplies and maintenance equipment distributor High Point Sanitary Solutions. High Point has branches…

Analysis: Essendant and SPR merger abandoned

The proposed merger between US office products wholesalers Essendant and SP Richards (SPR) is off after the Essendant board recognised…

Office Environment Company reveals merger plans

US-based independent dealer Office Environment Company has provided details of an Agreement and Plan of Merger with fellow dealer Kerr…

Analysis: Staples ups the ante on Essendant

When Essendant reported its Q2 results at the end of July, it revealed that it had not engaged with Staples…

HP Inc buys Apogee 

HP Inc has acquired UK-based managed print services company Apogee. Apogee is a profitable office equipment dealer with a proven…

Opinion: Making Essendant (and SP Richards) great again?

On 12 April 2018 Genuine Parts Company (GPC) and Essendant announced the divestment of GPC's office products business, SP Richards…

Analysis: Mega-merger in US wholesale channel

Speculation has been rife in the US since the beginning of 2018 that something 'big' was about to happen at…

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…

Cenveo sells Quality Park to LSC

US envelope manufacturer Cenveo has sold its Quality Park Products business to LSC Communications.Cenveo CEO Robert Burton said the divestiture…

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…

ECi snapped up by private equity firm

Software provider ECi Solutions has been acquired by private equity firm Apax Partners.Following the transaction, ECi will be combined with…

Newell Brands buys food container maker

Newell Brands has acquired food storage container manufacturer Sistema Plastics for NZ$660 million (US$460 million) in cash.The takeover is part…

Insight: SPOT looking to take share with dealer acquisitions

OPI has spoken to SPOT CEO Jeff Whiteway about the announcement that the group is re-entering the acquisitions market.UK office…

Canadian office suppliers merge

British Columbia-based office products supplier Mills Office Productivity has joined forces with a local firm.Mills has merged with SpeeDee, based in…

Local merger for US office suppliers

Two regional US office supplies dealers, Sundance Office and Burkhart’s, have joined forces.Now operating under the Sundance Office brand, the…

UK dealer buys local firm

UK-based independent reseller ASK Office Supplies has announced the purchase of fellow Yorkshire firm Executive Office.The deal is ASK’s second…

Acme acquires Spill Magic

US-based office products vendor Acme United has bought safety firm Spill Magic in a $7.2 million deal.Spill Magic had revenue in…

Active Office acquires DMS

Scotland-based dealer Active Office has announced its acquisition of Glasgow-based DMS Office.Active Office has recently extended its focus from office supplies to…

GNS acquires WA Stationery Wholesalers

Australian stationery wholesaler GNS is to acquire WA Stationery Wholesalers (WAS) for an undisclosed amount. WAS is a Perth-based wholesaler of…

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De Feydeau relishing “interesting” challenge

OPI caught up recently with Guillaume de Feydeau, the new Managing Director of Office Depot France. Guillaume de Feydeau is…