In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02271

Submission Number:
02271
Commenter:
Alan Wagener
State:
Vermont
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Given that the mission of the Federal Trade Commission is to protect consumers and competition, NOT to protect and facilitate the profits of private equity firms, and that one of the FTC's 3 Strategic Goals is to "Maintain competition to promote a marketplace free from anticompetitive mergers, business practices, or public policy outcomes", it seems clear the FTC should block the clearly anti-competitive, proposed merger of Staples/Essendant. Thank you.