Staples Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1986

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 77,440


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Debt Refin.

  • Financing Rounds
  • 20

  • Investments
  • 32

Staples General Information


Retailer of office supplies, furniture and related technologies intended to help organizations achieve their goals. The company's products include office furniture, supplies, copy, print, cleaning products, IT equipment, promotional and other office products as well as it also offers marketing services, design, installation services, facilities management and space planning on behalf of its clients which enables them to manage space in the most convenient ways and be more productive, connected and inspired.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Commercial Services
Corporate Office
  • 500 Staples Drive
  • Framingham, MA 01702
  • United States
+1 (508) 000-0000

Staples Timeline

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Staples Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Staples Comparisons

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Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Staples Competitors (6)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Class C Solutions Group, A Business Of MSC Industrial Supply Co. Corporation Davidson, NC
DGI Supply Corporation Vernon Hills, IL 000
Coggins Promotional Advertising Corporation Pooler, GA 00
Arrow Electronics Corporation Centennial, CO 00000 00.00 000000000 00 00.00
Check Point Group. Corporation
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Staples Patents

Staples Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20240043212-A1 Automated robotic replenishment system Pending 04-Aug-2022 0000000000
CA-3160776-A1 Automated sorting and packing system Pending 02-May-2022 000000000
CA-3169437-A1 Automated belt-diverter system Pending 02-May-2022 000000000
CA-3169450-A1 Automated packing system Pending 02-May-2022 000000000
US-20230347386-A1 Automated sorting and packing system Active 02-May-2022 B07C5/362 0
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Staples Executive Team (54)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Walker Johnson Chief Financial Officer
Steve Bussberg Chief Financial Officer, Staples US Retail
Janice Deskus Chief Human Resources Officer
Cristina Gonzalez Chief Legal Officer
Marshall Warkentin Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer, Staples Stores
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Staples Board Members (15)

Name Representing Role Since
0000 0000000 Self Chief Executive Officer & Chairman 000 0000
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Staples 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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Staples Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Staples Investments & Acquisitions (32)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
DEX Imaging 11-Feb-2019 0000000000 Distributors/Wholesale 00000 000
Essendant 25-Jan-2019 0000000000 00000 Business Equipment and Supplies
Managed by Q 08-Jan-2019 00000 0000 000.00 Office Services (B2B)
CPI One Point 31-Jul-2018 0000000000 Distributors/Wholesale
HiTouch Business Services 26-Jun-2018 Buyout/LBO Office Services (B2B)
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Staples Subsidiaries (5)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
HiTouch Business Services Office Services (B2B) La Vergne, TN 2010
DEX Imaging Distributors/Wholesale Tampa, FL 0000
PNI Digital Media Business/Productivity Software Vancouver, Canada 0000
Corporate Express Office Services (B2B) Broomfield, CO 0000
Essendant Business Equipment and Supplies Deerfield, IL 0000
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Staples ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated March, 24, 2023

16.06 | Low Risk

Risk Scale

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Management is related to actions taken to manage ESG issues


Peers Analysis

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Staples FAQs

  • When was Staples founded?

    Staples was founded in 1986.

  • Who is the founder of Staples?

    Leo Kahn and Thomas Stemberg are the founders of Staples.

  • Who is the CEO of Staples?

    John Lederer is the CEO of Staples.

  • Where is Staples headquartered?

    Staples is headquartered in Framingham, MA.

  • What is the size of Staples?

    Staples has 77,440 total employees.

  • What industry is Staples in?

    Staples’s primary industry is Other Commercial Services.

  • Is Staples a private or public company?

    Staples is a Private company.

  • What is Staples’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Staples is 00000.

  • How much funding has Staples raised over time?

    Staples has raised $4B.

  • Who are Staples’s investors?

    Essling Capital, HarbourVest Partners, and Sycamore Partners Management have invested in Staples.

  • Who are Staples’s competitors?

    Class C Solutions Group, A Business Of MSC Industrial Supply Co., DGI Supply, Coggins Promotional Advertising, Arrow Electronics, and Check Point Group. are some of the 6 competitors of Staples.

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