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Investors file lawsuit against Essendant

Investors in US wholesaler Essendant have filed a complaint to halt the company’s planned merger with Staples Inc. The case…

Essendant shareholders to vote in October

A special meeting of Essendant’s shareholders will take place on 5 October 2018 to vote on the issuance of new…

Further twist in OfficeMax sale

Reports from the financial press suggest that Platinum Equity may be looking to divest assets in an effort to get…

Iron Mountain and Recall still waiting on antitrust approval

Document storage and management firms Iron Mountain and Recall are still planning on a May completion of their merger despite…

News Editor’s comment

Not for the first time, an issue of OPI is going to press on the eve of what appears to…

ARD times for BPGI

For BPGI CEO Jim Preston, recent membership changes have been a case of ‘the king is dead, long live the king’Following…

News Editor’s Comment

It’s become a bit of an office joke at OPI that we can count on a major news story to…

Analysis: Illinois tax break row may keep Depot in Florida

A row over offering too many tax incentives to businesses has stalled an Illinois State bill that would offer the…

FTC vote on Max-Depot merger “unanimous”

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted unanimously to approve the merger, OPI has learnt, closing its seven-month investigation into the…

Analysis: Office Essentials focuses on managed services with PMI acquisition

Last month, St Louis business products and services provider Office Essentials bought PMI Computer Supplies for an undisclosed sum. At the…

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Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…