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Promo Marketing End-Buyer Catalog - Supplier Index
February 27, 2018 at 10:37 am

Spector & Co., the supplier based in West Chazy, N.Y., announced yesterday it has entered a deal with Blue Point Capital Partners, a private equity firm, to recapitalize. Financial terms of the deal were not made available. “What really attracted us to Spector is the strong culture of the company, and their close ties to […]

Staples Finalizes Sale to Sycamore Partners
September 15, 2017 at 11:47 am

Sycamore Partners announced this week that it has completed the acquisition of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples. "We are pleased to have completed this transaction, and look forward to partnering with CEO Shira Goodman and the Staples management team as we seek to increase long-term profitability," Stefan Kaluzny, managing director of Sycamore Partners, told Street Insider. "With…

Kim Kardashian's 'Back to School' Items Are Super-Raunchy
September 5, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Kim Kardashian has never been one to shy away from conflict when it comes to her merchandise lines. Back in April, Kardashian was under scrutiny for selling weed-themed candles depicting her as the Virgin Mary. Weed-themed candles are one thing, but you wouldn't expect back-to-school items to be hotbeds of controversy, right? Right? Wrong. Critics…

These 4 Back-to-School Trends Are Heating Up
August 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm

While we cover our ears and hum Alice Cooper's "School's Out For Summer" every time a back-to-school commercial comes on the TV, there's no denying that September is almost here. And while we can't speak to the latest textbook volumes or which teachers give pop quizzes, we can tell you which fashion trends will be…

Did Staples' Board Sell Too Low? Multiple Law Firms Think So
July 19, 2017 at 2:16 pm

A little less than a month ago, Staples' board of directors unanimously approved a sale to Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion, and the dust seemed to be settling on the whole situation. But, because we are apparently masters of foreshadowing, our last words on the subject were "The story of Staples could be far from…

Staples to Sell for $6.9 Billion (But Is the Saga Really Over?)
June 29, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Last week, we reported that Staples was close to finalizing a sale to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm. It looks like the deal is just about set, with the company naming a $6.9 billion price tag—significantly higher than the original estimation of $6 billion. According to a press release, Staples' board of directors unanimously approved…

Staples Reportedly Close to Sale
June 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm

In May, Staples was in talks with a few private-equity firms over the possibility of a sale. As a result, Staples initially refused a takeover offer from Cerberus Capital Management, leaving only Sycamore Partners left in the race. Now, sources told Reuters that Staples is quickly approaching a deal with Sycamore worth an estimated $6…

Staples Indicates Possibility of Sale
April 5, 2017 at 2:53 pm

After the failed merger attempt with Office Depot, which subsequently caused former CEO Ron Sargent to leave the company, Staples has indicated that it will explore a sale. According to the Boston Globe, the Farmingdale, Massachusetts-based office supply giant reportedly is in preliminary talks with private-equity firms to discuss a sale. Sources close to the…