Platinum Equity
Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.

Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.


Business Services • Corporate Divestiture • Acquired in April 2017

Distributor of business products and services in Australia.

Platinum Equity Acquired Office Depot assets in Australia and rebranded them as OfficeMax.



  • Acquired Staples Australia and New Zealand from Staples, Inc. Rebranded as Winc.
  • Serves a diverse customer base: Corporate customers include small, medium, and enterprise businesses; government customers include federal, state and territory governmental organizations in Australia; plus various education related customers.
  • Broad product offering includes stationary, paper, ink and toner, kitchen and office facilities products, computer software and hardware, and furniture.


  • Re-branded the business to reflect its reinvigorated corporate identity and value proposition for customers.
  • Optimize the distribution network, supply chain and warehousing functions.
  • Extend category participation outside traditional office supplies.
  • Invest in digital platform and customer ordering portal to enhance the customer experience and drive growth in online sales.
  • Divested the Winc New Zealand business in July 2018.



Platinum Equity to Acquire Staples’ Business in Australia and New Zealand  »

Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition of Staples’ Business in Australia and New Zealand »

Staples ANZ breaks out of the pack with new company name, identity and significant transformation investment »

Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition of OfficeMax Business in Australia »

Platinum Equity to Acquire OfficeMax Business in Australia and New Zealand from Office Depot »

updated 12/18




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