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Staples EU divestment on track

Staples has confirmed to the investment community that the sale of its European operations is on track.The office supplies reseller’s…

Hot Topic: The billion-dollar bungle

Spot the difference between 1996/97 and 2015/16: Staples tries to acquire Office Depot, the transaction gets challenged by the US Federal…

Special Feature: Staples/Office Depot

The 15-month saga of Staples trying to acquire Office Depot finally came to an end in the middle of May as…

Staples court ruling imminent

The fate of the Staples acquisition of Office Depot should be known in the next 24 hours or so.Following the…

Staples vs FTC: parties to reconvene in two weeks

Staples and the FTC will present their final arguments to the judge in charge of their antitrust hearing on 19…

Staples vs FTC: Staples rests its case

Staples has sensationally decided not to call any witnesses in its hearing versus the FTC on its attempt to acquire…

Analysis: The power of three

Chances are that when you read this, a federal court hearing will be taking place in Washington (DC) that will determine…

Staples vs FTC: Judge open to agreement

The judge presiding over the Staples vs FTC hearing on the Office Depot acquisition has encouraged the parties to reach…

Staples vs FTC: Staples moving in for the kill?

Reports suggest that Staples might press for the FTC’s case against the Office Depot acquisition to be dismissed.Following last week’s…

Staples vs FTC: A good start for Staples in Office Depot court hearing

As the first week of the court hearing in the Staples-Office Depot merger nears its end, it’s been a good…

Staples and Office Depot shares jump after Day 2 of hearing

The share prices of both Staples and Office Depot rose sharply yesterday after the second day of the federal court…

Analysis: Staples’ nightmare scenario

The share prices of both Staples and Office Depot were up appreciably in early trading today after the New York Post reported that…

One week until Staples-Office Depot court hearing

The federal court hearing that is critical to the outcome of Staples’ attempt to acquire Office Depot is just one…

Staples seeking more information from Amazon

Court documents show that Staples is trying to compel Amazon to provide more information as part of its defence in…

Starboard puts Depot on call

Activist investor Starboard Value sold off its direct shareholding in Office Depot.In a regulatory filing, it was revealed that Starboard…

Analysis: Staples ready to divest Depot in Europe

On 10 February 2016, the European Commission (EC) approved the Staples acquisition of Office Depot in the European Economic Area.In a…

Who would buy Office Depot Europe?

Staples has to find a buyer for Office Depot Europe – and fast.While observers in the US have pretty much…

Staples and Office Depot confirm merger extension agreement

Staples has secured the financing arrangements that have enabled it to extend its merger agreement with Office Depot.A couple of…

Staples and Office Depot to extend merger agreement

Staples and Office Depot have shown their commitment to merging by agreeing to extend the date on their original merger…

FTC not going to budge, reports suggest

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not interested in reaching a settlement with Staples to allow the reseller to…

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Depot turnaround still a work in progress

Office Depot’s third quarter earnings results this week certainly caught the eye of Wall Street and the US media as…