The EU Commission clears a merger subject to remedies in the office supplies market (Staples / Office Depot)

Mergers: Commission approves Staples' acquisition of Office Depot, subject to conditions* Following an in-depth review, the European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of office supplies distributor Office Depot by Staples, subject to conditions. Following an in-depth review, the Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of office supplies distributor Office Depot by Staples, subject to the divestment of Office Depot's contract distribution business in Europe and entire business in Sweden. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "The substantial remedies package offered will ensure that effective competition is maintained, in particular on the EU's international office supplies market.

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European Commission, The EU Commission clears a merger subject to remedies in the office supplies market (Staples / Office Depot), 10 February 2016, e-Competitions Merger Remedies, Art. N° 78299

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