Univar Solutions, Inc.

Univar Solutions, Inc.

Univar Solutions, Inc.

Date Founded



3075 Highland Parkway,Suite 200,Downers Grove, IL 60515

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wholesale: Raw Materials
Agriculture & Mills
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Other Business & Consulting Services

Company Description

Univar Solutions, Inc. is a chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of specialty services. It operates through the following segments: USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. The company was founded by George van Waters and Nat Rogers on August 8, 1924 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, IL.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Chief Risk Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Streamline Officer, Head of North American Operations & Interim Chief People & Culture Officer

President Latin America

Senior Vice President, President of North America Chemical Distribution

Senior Vice President, President Specialty Chemicals & Ingredients & Regional President Europe, Middle East & Africa & Asia Pacific

President, Latin America

General Manager

Board of Directors

Executive Director at FirstEnergy Corporation

Former Chairman, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, LLC at Reyes Holdings LLC

Member, Compensation & Plan Administrator Committee at Flow International Corp.

Former Corporate Vice President, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Honeywell International, Inc.

Former Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President at Monsanto Co.

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at LANXESS Solutions US, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Univar Solutions, Inc.

Former Director at Univar Solutions, Inc.

President, Food & Beverage Solutions at Tate & Lyle Plc

Former Director at Univar Solutions, Inc.

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EdgePoint Investment Group seeks to buy growth companies at value prices and makes long-term investments viewing stock as an ownership interest in a company and seeking to acquire these ownership stakes at prices below their assessment of their true worth. The firm focuses on companies with strong competitive positions, defendable barriers to entry and long-term growth prospects that are run by competent management teams. These holdings generally reflect their views looking out more than five years. EdgePoint Investment Group buys good, undervalued businesses and holds them until the market fully recognizes their potential. They sell a security for one of two reasons: (1) if their thesis about the company is deemed no longer valid. If the firm can no longer stand behind their thesis, they can no longer stand behind an ownership interest in the business and the position is sold; and (2) there's a constant culling process whereby they continuously strive to upgrade the quality of their portfolios with better ideas. For fixed income investments, the firm looks for securities that provide an attractive return through coupon payments and/or capital appreciation while focusing on the borrower's (or bond issuer's) ability to meet its debt obligations through the payment of periodic coupons and the return of the original principal at maturity.

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Lyrical Asset Management employs a value investment approach. They believe that a portfolio of companies with low valuations relative to their long-term normalized earnings power will outperform the overall market over time. The firm's philosophy is to invest only in businesses that they believe are of high quality. Investments are limited to publicly-traded equity securities and cash equivalents. Clients may impose restrictions on investing in certain securities or types of securities. Each portfolio candidate/stock idea goes through a fundamental research process. This process is designed to develop an understanding of the business, including drivers of growth and profitability, competitive advantages, position and leverage with customers and suppliers, historical and potential business threats/opportunities, and management style, objectives and incentives. Attractive investment ideas are considered for inclusion in the portfolio.

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FPA uses a variety of sources of information to facilitate methods of analysis. In formulating investment strategies, they may consult with research analysts, specific broker-dealers, economists and others. The firm may also attend company presentations, participate in interviews and industry sponsored conferences and may also engage in discussions with management and others having business with the company or expertise in a particular industry. FPA’s equity and fixed income styles are linked by a common fundamental value orientation. The firm provides management services primarily in a value investment style for the following products: Absolute Fixed Income, Contrarian Value, International Value, Small/Mid-Cap Absolute Value, US Value, and World Value. They may also develop other investment strategies from time to time and manage portfolios according to a client’s specific investment guidelines, thus strategies may vary by client account.

Recent Transactions
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Univar Solutions, Inc. purchases Mosaic Co. /Hydrofluorosilicic Acid Business from The Mosaic Company

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Univar Solutions, Inc. issued . USD Common Stock

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Univar Solutions, Inc. purchases Nexeo Solutions, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Advisors & Consultants

Co-Head, Global Mergers & Acquisitions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young LLP


PVS Chemicals, Inc. manufactures, distributes and markets chemicals product and environmental services. It offers sulfur, hydrochloric acid, ferric chloride, anhydrous ferric chloride, ferrous chloride, transportation services, water treatment chemical, full line chemical distribution, minibulk distribution, and Canadian chemical distribution. The company was founded by Floyd A. Nicholson on January 2, 1945 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

EIS Eczacibasi Ilaç, Sinai ve Finansal Yatirimlar Sanayi ve Ticaret AS is a holding company, which engages in the investment and management business. It operates through the following segments: Healthcare, Real Estate Development, and Other. The Healthcare segment involves in the manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and nuclear medicine products, as well as provision of healthcare services. The Real Estate Development segment engages in the construction and sale of the real estate property. The Other segment includes manufacture and sale of ceramic coating products, as well as exporting services. The holding was founded by Mehmet Nejat Eczacibasi, Melih Eczacibasi, Haluk Eczacibasi, Kemal Eczacibasi, and M. Sakir Eczacibas on October 24, 1951 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.

Adynxx, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. It engages in the manufacture, development, and sale of novel, disease-modifying products for the treatment of pain and inflammation. The company was founded by Julien Mamet in 1997 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Parcom is an active, long-term manager which follows a personal approach and a short decision-making process, aiming to create value in medium- to large-sized businesses with growth potential. The firm focuses on the management team and on the market position of the company, preferring to acquire a substantial minority interest in the investee company, but will also take a majority shareholding, stimulating shareholdership among key managers.Parcom invests in the top-end segments of the industrial and services sectors, making investments of 10-150 million euros, with transactions ranging from 50-750 million euros. The firm aims to invest in companies where they can add value through a buy and build approach and utilize their international networks, experience and knowledge of various industries. They seek to invest in companies which have a strong management with an open mind; an outstanding feature in a company, such as a leading edge product or technology, or strong market position; a scope for international roll out of activities or a market in an early phase of consolidation.Parcom is an equity investor, but combines investments with loans if necessary. They aim to acquire substantial minority stakes in companies, giving them the right to have a seat on the supervisory board, and will also consider taking a majority stake in the investee company.The firm provides investee management with advice on business model development, financing strategies, organizational infrastructure and international expansion, and assists in developing alliances, partnerships, and key customer relationships for them.Parcom operates primarily in the Benelux countries, Germany, France and the UK, but has also participated in buyouts in Scandinavia and the Mediterranean area.

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Goldman Sachs Mezzanine Partners (GSMP) focuses on large-scale mezzanine investments. They invest in both secured and unsecured securities with the appropriate mix of cash and non-cash returns and consider investments with or without equity-related components, including warrants, options or common equity.The firm usually underwrites commitments with no market out. In general, they hold positions for funds without syndicating them to other mezzanine providers.GSMP takes a cooperative role in providing additional resources and capital, as requested, to support their portfolio companies in achieving growth objectives and enhancing long-term value. They typically seek an observer or board seat at invested companies.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP Power & Utilities | Indianapolis, IN

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP engages in the production of specialty hydrocarbon products. It operates through the following segments: Specialty Products, Fuel Products and Corporate. The Specialty Products segment produces lubricating oils, solvents, waxes, synthetic lubricants and other products. The Fuel Products segment involves in processing of crude oil into fuel and fuel-related products, including unleaded gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, asphalt and other products. The Corporate segment consists of general and administrative expenses not allocated to the specialty products or fuel products segments. The company was founded on September 27, 2005 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Aceto Corp. Chemicals | Port Washington, NY

Aceto functions as a virtual manufacturing company, distributing more than 1,100 chemical compounds used principally as raw materials or finished products. With business operations in nine countries, Aceto’s global reach is distinctive in the industry, enabling the Company to source and supply quality products on a worldwide basis. Leveraging local professionals, Aceto sources more than two-thirds of its products from Asia, buying from approximately 500 companies in China and 200 in India.

Innophos Holdings, Inc. Food | Cranbury, NJ

Innophos is a leading producer of specialty grade phosphate products for the Food, Pharmaceutical and Industrial market segments. Within these segments our products cover a broad range of applications including water, paper and metal treatment, agriculture, electronics, textiles, tablets, meat preservation and detergents. For example, specialty phosphates act as flavor enhancers in beverages, leavening agents in baked goods and cleaning agents in toothpaste. With over a century of experience, Innophos and its predecessor companies have pioneered the processes whereby complex phosphates are derived from organic phosphate rock. Our products are produced to the highest standards of quality and consistency with most of our global production facilities operating to ISO 9002 and GMP accreditation. We also hold a number of key patents governing the manufacture and use of phosphates and continue to develop new and innovative phosphate based products to address specific customer applications.

Azelis SA Wholesale: Raw Materials - Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Azelis SA engages in distribution of specialty chemicals. Its services include sampling, logistics, application laboratories, reach regulation, and food development kitchens. It caters to the animal nutrition, food and health, home care and industrial cleaning, personal care, pharmaceutical, electronics, lubricants and metalworking fluids, oilfield, rubber and plastic additives, textiles, and leather and paper industries. The company was founded by Hans Udo Wenzel in 1996 and is headquartered in Munsbach, Luxembourg.

Brenntag SE Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing - Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Brenntag SE engages in the production and distribution of chemicals. It operates through the following geographical segments: Brenntag Essentials and Brenntag Specialties. The Brenntag Essentials segment markets a portfolio of process chemicals to the industries and applications. The Brenntag Specialties segment focuses on selling ingredients and value-added services to the selected industries Nutrition, Pharma, Personal Care/HI&I(Home, Industrial & Institutional), Material Science (Coatings & Constructions, Polymers, Rubber), Water Treatment and Lubricants. The firm also manages supply chains for both chemical manufacturers and consumers by simplifying market access to products and services. The company was founded by Philipp Mühsam in 1874 and is headquartered in Essen, Germany.

IMCD NV Chemicals - Rotterdam, Netherlands

IMCD NV engages in the sale, marketing, and distribution of specialty chemicals and ingredients. It operates through following segments: Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Americas; Asia-Pacific; and Holding Companies. The EMEA segment includes companies in Europe, Turkey, Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Africa. The Americas segment consists of companies in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Mexico. The Asia-Pacific segment comprises companies in Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, and South Korea. The Holding Companies segment refers to the non-operating companies, including the head office and the regional offices in Singapore and New Jersey. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Awards & Honors
Rank #315
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #315
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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