In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Buyouts like these are anti competitive. Right now there is only one other office supply company in Knox County. If Staples is sucked dry and closed like these private equity funds like to do there will be no competition at all. U.S. citizens look to the FTC to block anti-competitive actions and this is one. Please deny the proposed merger.