FTC Allows Proposed Staples-Essendant Merger to Advance with Conditions


In a three-to-two vote January 28, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a proposed settlement that allows office-supply distributors Staples Inc. and Essendant Inc. to move forward with a proposed $482.7 million merger. But, as par for the course given Staples’ merger saga in recent years, the deal isn’t done yet. The FTC’s decision actually

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