Sycamore Partners Acquires Essendant

Staples said that an affiliate of Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Essendant, a national wholesale distributor of workplace items.

UNFI Completes Supervalu Acquisition

United Natural Foods has completed the previously announced acquisition of Supervalu for $32.50 per share in cash, or $2.9 billion, including the assumption of outstanding debt and liabilities.

Bluestar Wins Bid To Buy Brookstone

Bluestar Alliance has been selected as the winning bidder for the Brookstone intellectual property and related assets after a recent auction process. Bluestar said its bid includes cash and other consideration in excess of $80 million.

Supervalu Weighs Reorganization Plan

Supervalu is weighing a proposal to reorganize the company’s corporate structure to further facilitate its strategic transformation plan. The proposal would result in a reorganization of the company’s corporate structure into a holding company structure.

True Value, ACON Complete Investment Deal

True Value Company and ACON Investments have finalized a new strategic partnership, which the companies said will accelerate the transformation of True Value and create the only branded national hardware wholesaler without a membership requirement.

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