The US FTC challenges office supplies merger, focusing exclusively on the business-to-business market (Staples / Office Depot)

FTC Moves To Break Up Staples Office Depot Merger* The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint yesterday seeking to block Staples, Inc.’s proposed $6.3 billion acquisition of rival Office Depot, Inc., claiming the merger would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide in the market for “consumable” office supplies sold to large business customers for their own use. The FTC’s action is not surprising given Staples—the world’s largest seller of office products and services—is attempting to acquire its closest competitors in the sale of

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Allison F. Sheedy, The US FTC challenges office supplies merger, focusing exclusively on the business-to-business market (Staples / Office Depot), 7 December 2015, e-Competitions December 2015, Art. N° 77252

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