Univar Solutions, Inc.

Univar Solutions, Inc.

Univar Solutions, Inc.

Date Founded



3075 Highland Parkway,Suite 200,Downers Grove, IL 60315

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 thought the following businesses: Chemistry Distribution, Industries, Products, and Innovative Services. The Chemistry Distribution business is a global chemical and ingredient distributor, and value-added service provider. The Industries business serves a diverse set of end markets and regions around the world in a number of focus industries, such as personal care, food ingredients, energy, and pharma ingredients. The Products business provides a vast portfolio of over 4,500 chemical products to customers in a diverse range of industries. The Innovative Services business includes ChemCare, ChemPoint, Fort Storage, Global Supply Chain & Export Services, Magnablend, and Mini-Bulk. 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 Chairman

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Digital Officer & Vice President

Chief Integration Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Vice President, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

President Latin America

Board of Directors

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Trinseo LLC

Executive Chairman at Univar Solutions, Inc.

Founder at Michigan Baseball Foundation

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

Former President-Business Group at Dow Chemical Company

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

President & Chief Executive Officer at Univar Solutions, Inc.

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

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

Former Co-Chief Executive Officer at SUEZ SA (Inactive)

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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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Temasek-IM is an active, long-term manager which takes stakes in regional or global companies with significant potential. The firm aims to build companies into profitable operations while promoting sound corporate governance. They do not involve themselves in commercial or operational decisions except to exercise shareholder voting rights and help companies recruit management. Their investment decisions are taken independently of the Singapore Government. Temasek-IM has a long term investment horizon and because they invest off their own balance sheet, they are not constrained by 'fund life'. As an owner investor, the firm is mostly invested in equities but do not set limits for geographies, sectors, or asset classes. Their global portfolio spans a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; consumer & real estate; transportation & industrials; life sciences & agribusiness; as well as energy & resources. Temasek-IM invests in companies based in Singapore, Asia and the OECD countries.

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Univar Solutions, Inc. issued . USD Common Stock

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Univar Solutions, Inc. purchases Nexeo Solutions, Inc.

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Univar Solutions, Inc., Univar Ltd. purchase Earthoil Plantations Ltd. from Treatt Plc

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

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Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young LLP


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Traphaco JSC engages in the manufacture and distribution of pharmaceutical products. It operates through the In-house Manufactured Products and Trading Products segments. The In-house Manufactured Products segment produces and sells traditional and western medicines. The Trading Products segment distributes and import pharmaceutical ingredients and raw materials. Its other activities include the production and sale of food, cosmetics, medical supplies, beer, and soft drinks; and the provision of advisory services on medical technology transfer. The company was founded on November 28, 1972 and is headquartered in Ha Noi, Vietnam.

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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 the Specialty Products and Fuel Products segments. The Specialty Products segment produces a variety of lubricating oils, solvents, waxes, synthetic lubricants, and other products for automotive, industrial, and consumer goods; and includes synthetic lubricants used in manufacturing, mining, and automotive applications. The Fuel Products segment involves in processing of crude oil into a variety of fuel and fuel-related products, including unleaded gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. 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, NW

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, ZH

IMCD NV markets, sells and distributes specialty 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 company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Azelis SA Chemicals - Luxembourg, LU

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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