Sycamore Partners II, L.P., Staples, Inc. and Essendant Inc., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Sycamore Partners II, L.P., a limited partnership; Staples, Inc., a corporation; and Essendant Inc., a corporation.
FTC Matter/File Number:

181 0180

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Office supply distributors Staples Inc. and Essendant Inc. have agreed to a settlement as part of the companies’ proposed $482.7 million merger in order to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that the deal may have harmed competition in the market for office supply products sold to small- and mid-sized businesses.