Staples may be back in play following it's failed merger with Office Depot. The No. 1 office supply chain is reportedly in talks with a number of private-equity firms although the company declined to comment.
"Will private investors, who helped Staples Inc. get off the ground three decades ago, step in to keep the struggling office-supply retailer from crashing? The Framingham company is in preliminary talks with a number of private-equity firms for a potential sale, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter."