In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
There are far too many examples of buyouts and mergers that have resulted in the destruction of jobs to say this is pure speculation. Please do a thorough analysis of the proposal and compare it to similar instances and the future outcomes. It is my hope that you will see a pattern which is not benefiting the consumer and eliminating good paying jobs for thousands of employees. I have no specific knowledge that applies to this case just an observation when viewing these types of mergers and acquisitions in the past.