In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #00534

Submission Number:
00534
Commenter:
Stephanie C. Fox
State:
Connecticut
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Private equity funds allow the wealthy to pool their money to buy out profitable companies, like Staples. The private equity fund then loads up the company with debt while slashing wages, benefits, and jobs, all to make more money for the wealthy investors. Eventually the fund either sells the gutted company - or closes it entirely, even though the company still makes money, even though thousands of workers lose their jobs. Don't enable this.