Office Depot going to acquire Office Max in $1.2Bn deal


Office Depot going to acquire Office Max in $1.2Bn deal-global-annal

Office Depot, office supply retailer, has bought over Office Max at an estimated price of $1.2Bn in an all-stock deal. The acquisition is one of the several large scale acquisitions that took last week. Office Depot has completed this acquisition at a time when it’s fourth quarter results didn’t came out as expected and it reported losses of $7.3Mn or 4 cents a share as against 3 cents a year in the preceding year with revenues of $2.62Bn.

Office Depot was however predicted to earn a profit of 4 cents on $2.76Bn by Thomson Reuters.

The only competitor for Office Depot after acquiring Office Max is Staples, the largest supplier of office goods in the world. Subsequent to the deal Office Depot and Office Max will look forward to giving some competition to Staples in an era when the market share for both the companies dropped and consumers shifting to online space for making purchases.

Source: CNBC

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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