Essendant Overview

  • Founded
  • 1922

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 6,400

  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO

  • Financing Rounds
  • 6

  • Investments
  • 12

Essendant General Information


Essendant Inc is a wholesale distributor of workplace items. The company's products are divided into categories including: janitorial and break-room supplies, such as foodservice, safety and security, and paper and packaging items; technology products, such as computer supplies; traditional office supplies, including writing instruments, paper products, organisers, and calendars; industrial supplies, such as hand and power tools, welding products, automotive tools, and equipment; and office furniture, including desks, storage solutions, and other furniture. Essendant's customers include dealers, mail-order companies, sanitary supply distributors, store chains, and others. The company operates through four segments: business and facility essentials, ORS industrial, CPO, and automotive.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Utility Supply Company, United Stationers
Ownership Status
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Business Equipment and Supplies
Other Industries
Other Commercial Products
Parent Company
Primary Office
  • One Parkway North Boulevard
  • Suite 100
  • Deerfield, IL 60015
  • United States
+1 (847) 000-0000

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Essendant Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Essendant Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Essendant Competitors (6)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Office Depot Europe Formerly PE-Backed Venlo, Netherlands 0000 000000&0
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00000 0000000000 Private Equity-Backed Las Vegas, NV 000 0000 000000000000
0000000 0000000000 Corporation Cleveland, OH 0000 00000000
000000 00000000 00 Corporation Appleton, WI 000
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Essendant Executive Team (22)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Harry Dochelli President
Earl Shanks Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
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Essendant Board Members (4)

Name Representing Role Since
0000000 0000000 Essendant Chairman 000 0000
00000 00000 Self Board Member 000 0000
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Essendant Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Essendant Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Essendant Investments & Acquisitions (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000 00000 31-Jul-2015 0000000000 000.00 Distributors/Wholesale 0000 0000
000 É00000000 27-Nov-2014 0000000000 Distributors/Wholesale
00000 00000 27-Nov-2014 0000000000 00000 Distributors/Wholesale 0000 0000
000 00000000 02-Jun-2014 0000000000 0000 Other Commercial Services
OKI Supply 01-Nov-2012 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Distributors/Wholesale 0000 0000
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Essendant Subsidiaries (3)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
CPO Commerce Other Commercial Services Pasadena, CA 2003
000 É00000000 00 0 Distributors/Wholesale Dorval, Canada 0000
000000 00000 Distributors/Wholesale Seminole, FL 0000
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Essendant Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000 00000 27-Nov-2014 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
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000 000 01-Mar-2010 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
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ORS Nasco 21-Dec-2007 Merger/Acquisition 00000 Completed
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