In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
to iterate," Private equity funds have had a devastating effect on retail across America. When one such fund closed Toys R Us last year, 31,000 people immediately lost their jobs. It took a mass public mobilization to get them severance. But that doesn't stop the long-term damage to communities of a major store closure.2" In These Times, "How Private Equity Killed Toys 'R' Us,"