2005 Spin-off/2012 Mead Merger
2005 Spin Off
ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ACCO) was created on August 17, 2005, through the spin out of the office products division, ACCO World, from Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO) and the subsequent merger of ACCO World with General Binding Corporation (NASDAQ: GBND). The result, ACCO Brands Corporation, is the largest publicly traded pure-play office products company, with annual revenues of nearly $2.1 billion.
On May 1, 2012, ACCO Brands merged with MeadWestvaco Corporation's Consumer & Office Products business. The transaction brought popular brands such as Mead®, Five Star®, Trapper Keeper®, AT-A-GLANCE®, Cambridge®, Day Runner®, Hilroy®, Tilibra® and Grafon'sTM into ACCO Brands' industry-leading product portfolio.
ACCO Brand’s AT-A-GLANCE® and Day-Timer®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy®, Kensington®, Marbig, Mead®, Quartet®, Rexel, Swingline®, Tilibra®, Wilson Jones and many others.