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Icahn facilitates Newell/Starboard peace deal

The Starboard/Newell Brands boardroom battle may finally be over.The consumer brands manufacturer has agreed to add three independent directors to…

Newell in $50 million Office Depot tiff

In February, manufacturer Newell Brands revealed a 55% decline in sales from its Writing business due to a trade dispute…

Icahn backs Newell in Starboard battle

Newell Brands has entered into a high-profile agreement that could well secure its position in the power struggle with hedge…

Newell Brands reacts to Starboard power grab

Consumer goods giant Newell Brands has hit back after activist hedge fund Starboard sought to oust its leadership team.In a…

Newell clashes with shareholders

US hedge fund Starboard has engaged in a power struggle with consumer goods giant Newell Brands.Starboard – which owns around…

Trade dispute knocks Newell

Newell Brands’ Writing business took a hit in Q4 following a dispute with a major customer.Sales in the Learn segment,…

Analysis: Could Australian regulators scupper mega OP merger?

Less than two years after agreeing that the office supplies companies could merge, speculation is mounting that the Australian competition…

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…

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…

Expansion for Herma | Dixons Carphone reports growth | Office Choice joins Oki |...

A round-up of this weeks OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere…Smead will get some good exposure in January…

Starboard forces Staples board changes

Activist investor Starboard has pushed through the nomination of one its own approved directors for the Staples board, leading to…

Starboard pushes for Staples board changes

In a 4 March letter to members of the Staples board, Starboard CEO Jeff Smith said that a board change…

Starboard may get its way with Staples and Depot merger

Perhaps Staples CEO Ron Sargent heeded Starboard’s warning when it sent a letter to him stating that new leadership may…

Analysis: Does Starboard’s merger move stand a chance?

The big news story from the OP world this week has been the pressure that activist shareholder Starboard Value has…

Starboard calls for Staples/Depot merger

Following yesterday's news that Starboard had written to Staples regarding a possible merger with Depot, a letter to Staples CEO…

Starboard puts pressure on Staples over Depot merger

Several reports from the heavyweight financial press in the US – including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC and The New…

Staples to separate CEO and Chairman roles

The Board of Directors have approved an independent Chair policy and plans to appoint an independent Chair upon the succession…

News Analysis: Starboard circling for Staples

OPI readers will no doubt recall the Office Depot/Starboard Value saga of 2012-2013 when the activist investment firm led by Jeff…

Starboard circling for Staples

OPI readers will no doubt recall the Office Depot/Starboard Value saga of 2012-2013 when the activist investment firm led by Jeff…

Smith resigns from Depot board

In a press statement, Smith – who is CEO of Starboard Value, Office Depot’s largest shareholder – said he was…

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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…