...this is not going to happen the way you think...if it happens at all
There will not be a buy out from OMX, Target, costco, sams club or Walmart.....Private Equity could take ODP private but not at these prices. If BC wanted to take ODP private they should have done it back when it was trading under a dollar. 350 million would have bought the entire company.
Look for ODP to go it alone....there is nothing in the price action of ODP to suggest it's take over is imminent