Univar Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Distribution Company

Univar Solutions has acquired 14 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Univar Solutions’ largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Nexeo Solutions for $2.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Veseris to AEA Investors for $195M. Univar Solutions has acquired in 3 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (62%) and chemicals (16%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 1

Univar Solutions, Inc.

3075 Highland Parkway, Suite 200,
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
United States,
(331) 777-6000
www.univar.com

Univar Solutions, Inc. is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services to customers across a wide range of industries. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, a vast supplier network, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, unparalleled logistics know-how, and industry-leading digital tools, Univar Solutions is a committed ally to customers and suppliers, helping them anticipate, navigate, and leverage meaningful growth opportunities. Univar was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 9 2 2 - - - 13
vol $2.0B $2.0B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - 1 - 1 4
vol $195M $195M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Distrupol Ltd. 2021-01-22 - Divestiture
Chertsey, United Kingdom · www.distrupol.com
Veseris 2019-12-05 195M USD Divestiture
Austin, Texas · www.veseris.com
Nexeo Solutions LLC 2018-09-17 2.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
The Woodlands, Texas · www.nexeosolutions.com
Earthoil Plantations Ltd. 2018-05-08 - Divestiture
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom · www.earthoil.com
Kemetyl Industrial Chemicals 2017-12-08 - Divestiture
Stockholm, Sweden
Tagma Brasil Ltda. 2017-09-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Paulínia, Brazil
Polymer Technologies Ltd. 2015-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Bradford, United Kingdom
Weavertown Environmental Group 2015-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Carnegie, Pennsylvania · www.weavertown.com
D'Altomare Química Ltda 2014-11-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.daltomare.com.br
Quimicompuestos S.A de C.V. 2013-05-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Monterrey, Mexico · www.quimicompuestos.com.mx
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nexeo Solutions LLC 2018-09-17 Nexeo Solutions Plastics LLC 2019-02-08 1
The Woodlands, Texas · www.nexeosolutions.com The Woodlands, Texas · www.nexeoplastics.com
Univar Environmental Sciences    - Wildlife Management Supplies 2016-07-05 1
Austin, Texas · www.univares.com Traverse City, Michigan · www.wildlifemanagementsupplies.com
Univar USA, Inc.    - Southern Mill Creek Products Of Ohio, Inc. 2010-04-30 5
Redmond, Washington · www.univar.com/us Cleveland, Ohio · www.smcpoh.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 8 (62%) 2.0B (100%) 2 (50%) -
Chemicals 2 (15%) - - -
Packaging 1 (8%) - 1 (25%) -
Environmental 1 (8%) - - -
Food 1 (8%) - - -
Consumer Services - - 1 (25%) 195M (100%)
Total 13 $2.0B 4 $195M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 2.0B 3 195M
  Texas 2 2.0B 1 195M
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
  Massachusetts - - 1 -
  Illinois - - 1 -
Brazil 3 - - -
United Kingdom 2 - 1 -
Mexico 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Turkey 1 - - -
Domestic 4 (31%) 2.0B (100%) 3 (75%) 195M (100%)
Cross-border 9 (69%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 13 $2.0B 4 $195M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.0B
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest Nexeo Solutions LLC
$2.0B (2018-09-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $195M
TOTAL $195M
Largest Veseris
$195M (2019-12-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
15%
2 (15%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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