Transaction

Clearwater advises Firmo on its acquisition of Staples Portugal

Transaction

Firmo acquired Staples Portugal

Buy-side

Undisclosed

Role

Adviser to Firmo on its acquisition of Staples Portugal

Sector

Consumer

Region

Portugal

Clearwater has advised Firmo on its acquisition of Staples Portugal, a market-leading multi-channel distributer and one-stop-shop for all office and school needs, with a national network of 34 stores.

Firmo is an emblematic company from Porto, with more than 70 years of history and a leader in the manufacture and sale of school, stationery, and office products, some of which have become inseparable icons of the brand Firmo, such as the Blue Notebook, the Black Cover Notebook and the Sebenta.

This acquisition represents an opportunity to combine Firmo’s manufacturing capacity and its already relevant market position with Staples Portugal, an unavoidable brand in the sector, with a growing customer base of around 1.9 million customers in Portugal, online, mobile and B2B, and a modern distribution centre with 24-hour delivery ability.

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With this transaction two companies and brands of choice will work together to be at the top of the customers' mind and, online or in person, will continue to meet their needs with the most innovative products and services. Additionally, the combination of Firmo's manufacturing capabilities and the strength of the Staples brand will provide both organizations with the necessary means in a sector where innovation will be a determining factor for success.

Rui Santos Carvalho, CEO, Firmo
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It was a pleasure to advise Firmo on this transaction. Staples is a standout leader in its market with a great reputation, and we are certain that through this acquisition Firmo will go from strength to strength and continue to grow its service offering. On the other hand, Staples will greatly benefit from the expertise of Firmo’s team. We are certain that both businesses are a great fit for one another and look forward to following Firmo and Staples continued success in the future.

Rui Miranda, Partner, Clearwater

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