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Winc recruits sales manager

Australian OP reseller Winc has appointed a new Regional Sales Manager for technology solutions. Jan Bielecki joins the company from…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New Zealand reseller goes out of business

Corporate Consumables (CCL), one of New Zealand’s leading office products resellers, ceased trading just before Christmas.In a statement on its…

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…

Winc recruits marketing chief

In a bid to push its new branding, Winc – formerly known as Staples Australia – has appointed its first marketing…

Lyone remains defiant about OfficeMax bid

The recent decision by the Australian competition authority (ACCC) not to oppose the acquisition of OfficeMax Australia by Winc owner…

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Relief for Borroni after difficult times

OPI speaks with ADVEO Italy Managing Director Luca Borroni following the news that the company’s future has been assured. After…