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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…

Acquisitions help Office Depot achieve Q1 growth

Office Depot has reported a year-on-year top-line improvement of 6% in the first quarter of 2018, mainly due to its…

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…

Platinum Equity buys mail business

Winc and OfficeMax owner Platinum Equity has acquired a production mail business for $361 millionIt has signed a definitive agreement…

:3M reinvents Post-it Notes | Honeywell recalls hard hats | OfficeMax HQ sold |...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Consumer brands…

Platinum to offload Winc NZ to get OfficeMax prize

Private equity firm Platinum has reached a deal with New Zealand's Commerce Commission to sell Winc NZ once it completes…

BIC sues former Cello pens owner | OfficeMax to close Waiwhetu offices | SYNNEX...

France-based vendor BIC has launched a suit with the high court in Mumbai, India, against the former owners of Cello…

Analysis: Which road will Essendant take?

At the end of February, US business products wholesaler Essendant reported a set of challenging 2017 financial results, with sales…

Analysis: Other options for Essendant

OPI follows up on yesterday’s article about business products wholesaler Essendant.In the article, we looked at the possibility of Essendant…

Office Depot plans more services-based expansion

Office Depot’s Q4 results and end-of-year report revealed more about its planned shift towards business services.However, investors were unimpressed with…

Analysis: Will Platinum complete trans-Tasman deal?

In early February 2018, Platinum Equity announced the completion of its acquisition of the OfficeMax business in Australia for an…

Final Fuji Xerox exec named in scandal | Commercial supports toilet charity | WH...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.The identity of…

Platinum completes OfficeMax Australia acquisition

US private equity firm Platinum Equity has announced the completion of the acquisition of the OfficeMax business in Australia.As reported…

Platinum set to close OfficeMax acquisition?

Word on the street is that Platinum Equity – the owner of Winc, the former Staples business in Australia and…

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…

Analysis: Further twist in OfficeMax sale

Platinum Equity’s attempt to acquire OfficeMax in Australia and New Zealand has stalled after a High Court injunction by New…

New CFO at Office Depot Inc

Office Depot Inc has named Joe Lower as its new CFO to succeed the retiring Steve Hare.Lower will officially take…

Australian education supplies market in good health

According to a new research study published by Penfold Research, the Australian education supplies market was valued at $A2.4 billion…

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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…