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Univar Solutions Completes Transaction with Apollo Funds
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. and NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Univar Solutions Inc. (“Univar Solutions” or the “Company”) and Apollo (NYSE: APO) today announced that Apollo Funds have completed the previously announced acquisition of the Company, which includes a minority investment from a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. The Company will continue to operate under the Univar Solutions name and brand and maintain its global presence.
David Jukes, president and chief executive officer of Univar Solutions, said, “The completion of this transaction begins the next chapter for Univar Solutions as we further enhance our position as a leading global chemical and ingredients solutions provider with enhanced flexibility to explore growth opportunities for the benefit of customers, suppliers, employees, and industry alike. I couldn’t be more pleased to be in such an advantaged position due to our broad product offering and enhanced presence in target growth end markets, award winning customer experience, leading digital tools, and expanded suite of service capabilities.”
Apollo Private Equity Partner Sam Feinstein said, “We are excited to partner with David and the talented Univar Solutions team to build on the Company’s strong foundation and track record of innovation, leveraging our extensive industry experience. We have strong conviction in Univar’s potential and look forward to embarking on a number of exciting initiatives to help accelerate the Company’s growth.”
Pursuant to the terms of the transaction, an affiliate of the Apollo Funds acquired all of the outstanding shares of Univar Solutions stock. Shareholders are entitled to receive $36.15 in cash for each share of Univar Solutions (UNVR) common stock owned. As a result of the transaction completion, Univar Solutions’ common stock no longer trades on the New York Stock Exchange.
About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world’s leading producers. With the industry’s largest private transportation fleet and technical sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools, the Company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. While fulfilling its purpose to help keep communities healthy, fed, clean and safe, Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and focus on Growing Together. Learn more at univarsolutions.com.
Apollo is a high-growth, global alternative asset manager. In our asset management business, we seek to provide our clients excess return at every point along the risk-reward spectrum from investment grade to private equity with a focus on three investing strategies: yield, hybrid, and equity. For more than three decades, our investing expertise across our fully integrated platform has served the financial return needs of our clients and provided businesses with innovative capital solutions for growth. Through Athene, our retirement services business, we specialize in helping clients achieve financial security by providing a suite of retirement savings products and acting as a solutions provider to institutions. Our patient, creative, and knowledgeable approach to investing aligns our clients, businesses we invest in, our employees, and the communities we impact, to expand opportunity and achieve positive outcomes. As of March 31, 2023, Apollo had approximately $598 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit www.apollo.com.