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09.12.2013 Firm News

Williams Mullen Represents Lonesource in Sale to Retail Giant Staples

A team of Williams Mullen attorneys led by Rob Tyler, Aaron Spencer, Mike Lord, and Will Rabke represented office supply company Lonesource in its sale to the Fortune 200 retailer Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS).  Mr. Tyler handled the Lonesource corporate, equity and debt financing, and acquisition work for 13 years.  In recent years, Messrs. Lord and Spencer handled the Company’s employment and litigation matters.  The transaction closed on Aug. 26th.

Lonesource sells and delivers more than 200,000 consumables to businesses of all sizes at competitive prices. The company provides consumable categories well beyond office supplies and distinguishes itself in the marketplace by combining its extensive category offerings with business process optimization services and state-of-the-art technology. Lonesource is headquartered in Cary, N.C. and has been serving geographically dispersed companies since 2000. For more information, visit

Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. For 27 years, Staples has served the needs of business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples is available at