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Description: Staples is in advanced talks to buy Office Depot, potentially uniting two of the biggest names in world of pens, paper clips and yes, staples, people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. If completed, such a deal would consummate a transaction that was first attempted 18 years ago.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Feb 03, 2015

Link: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/staples-is-said-to-be-in-talks-to-buy-office-depot/?ref=business&_r=0

Questions for Discussions:

  • What are the benefits that would emerge from a newly formed company combining assets from both entities?
  • Do you think regulators will approve the merger?

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