Univar, founded in 1924, is global market leader of commodity and specialty chemical distribution (#1 in North America and #2 in Europe).

The company operates one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world, servicing an international customer base in both established and emerging markets.

Univar sources from more than 8,800 producers worldwide and serves more than 133,000 customers with a full portfolio of specialty products and ingredients, basic chemicals, and value-added services.

It operates a network of over 170 distribution facilities in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Univar Inc. Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Over-Allotment Option by Underwriters

CVC and Parcom closed the public to private transaction of Univar N.V. (“Univar”), the global market leader in chemical distribution (#1 in the U.S. and Canada, #2 in Europe).