Credit Suisse thinks the time is ripe for the long-awaited merger between Office Depot (ODP...

|About: Office Depot Inc. (ODP)|By:, SA News Editor

Credit Suisse thinks the time is ripe for the long-awaited merger between Office Depot (ODP -2.6%) and OfficeMax (OMX +0.3%) to finally occur. A combined company could create some synergistic opportunities and give Staples (SPLS +0.8%) something to think about in the sector. But is it too late to catch the wave? Shares of OfficeMax and Office Depot have already drawn investors in this year on M&A speculation, up 13% and 38% YTD respectively.