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 & Director

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

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

Chief Commercial Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Integration Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

President Latin America

President, Latin America

President Canada, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Board of Directors

Former Director at Univar Solutions, Inc.

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

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

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

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

Former President, Industrial Sector at Ecolab, Inc.

President, Food & Beverage Solutions at Tate & Lyle Plc

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

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Univar Solutions, Inc.

Former Chief Operating Officer at Univar Solutions, Inc.

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TCI is a value-oriented, fundamental manager which takes a private equity investment approach to the public markets, investing globally in strong businesses with sustainable competitive advantages. They seek to create value by constructively engaging with management and may invest opportunistically in dislocations, corporate transformations and special situations. The firm also conducts deep fundamental research from which they construct concentrated portfolios of a limited number of investments.

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EdgePoint Investment Group seeks to buy growth companies at value prices. The firm 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. EdgePoint Investment Group 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 buy good, undervalued businesses and hold them until the market fully recognizes their potential. They sell a security for one of two reasons. First, 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. Second, there's a constant culling process whereby they continuously strive to upgrade the quality of their portfolios with better ideas. For fixed income investments, EdgePoint Investment Group 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. EdgePoint Investment Group can invest in all forms of corporate debt including senior secured bonds, subordinated debentures and convertibles. Sovereign governments, provincials and asset-backed securities are also available to them if the opportunity arises.

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The Baupost Group employs a value-oriented, multi-strategy investment approach that seeks to invest their capital to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over an extended period of time. The firm seek to invest in assets which are undervalued relative to their market price. The Baupost Group invest, either directly or indirectly, in securities and other assets that have some or all of the following characteristics: (1) they are currently out-of-favor, but have good prospects (2) they sell at a significant discount to underlying economic value (3) they have catalysts in place for the realization of underlying value (4) they are highly complex (5) they are somewhat or highly illiquid and (6) they sell at prices below what would reasonably be expected due to market imperfections and inefficiencies, including but not limited to temporary supply demand imbalances, information gaps, and selling pressures. They invest across a range of financial instruments, asset classes and geographic regions. Investments may include securities and assets of all types, including, but not limited to, stock (common, preferred and convertible), warrants, options, swaps, trade claims, bank debt, bonds, other debt instruments including self-originated loans, currency, futures, derivatives, commodities, contract rights, royalty interests, non-US securities and other assets (including in emerging markets), structured investment vehicles, secured and unsecured instruments, ABS, CMBS, RMBS, real estate and related instruments, other complex financial instruments and rights and distressed assets. Securities may be listed or traded on domestic or non-US exchanges or other trading networks (including OTC markets), as well as securities that are unlisted and trade infrequently or not at all.

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. purchases Nexeo Solutions, Inc.

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AEA Investors LP, AEA Holdings LLC purchase Univar Solutions, Inc. /Environmental Sciences Bus from Univar Solutions, Inc.

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Advisors & Consultants

Co-Head, Global Mergers & Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP


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.

Deinove SA is a biotechnology company, which engages in the development of new-generation anti-infective antibiotics and bioactives. Its portfolio include Phy-N-Resist and HEBELYS. The company was founded by Philippe Pouletty and Miroslav Radman on October 11, 2006 and is headquartered in Grabels, France.

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 October 2007 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. Medical Products & Equipment | 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. Holding Companies | 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.

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

Brenntag AG engages in the production and distribution of chemicals. It operates through the following geographical segments: North America, Latin America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and Asia Pacific. It also manages supply chains for both chemical manufacturers and consumers by simplifying market access to thousands of 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 markets, sells and distributes chemicals. It offers food and nutrition, pharmaceutical, and personal care products to life science markets; and coatings, lubricants, synthesis, plastics, and detergents to industrial end markets. The firm operates through following segments: EMEA, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Holding Companies. The EMEA segment operates all companies in Europe, Turkey and Africa. The Americas segment operates all companies in the United States of America, Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico. The Asia-Pacific segment operates all companies in Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and South Korea. The Holding Companies segment operates all non-operating companies, including the head office in Rotterdam and the regional offices in Singapore and New Jersey, the United States. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Azelis SA Chemicals - Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Azelis SA distributes specialty chemicals. Its services include sampling, logistics, application laboratories, reach regulation, and food development kitchens. The firm serves life sciences and industrial chemicals markets. The company was founded in 1996 by Hans Udo Wenzel and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

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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