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Private Equity Firm to Buy Univar for US$2B

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has offered to buy Dutch chemicals distributor Univar NV for US$2.04 billion (1.5 billion euro), a premium of about 37% to Univar's closing price July 6.

Ulysses Luxembourg, controlled by CVC, will pay 53.50 euros a share for the company, which also operates in the U.S.

Univar operates a network of more than 200 distribution centres, spread primarily across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. In 2006, Univar had pro forma sales of US$8 billion. ...

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has offered to buy Dutch chemicals distributor Univar NV for US$2.04 billion (1.5 billion euro), a premium of about 37% to Univar’s closing price July 6.

Ulysses Luxembourg, controlled by CVC, will pay 53.50 euros a share for the company, which also operates in the U.S.

Univar operates a network of more than 200 distribution centres, spread primarily across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. In 2006, Univar had pro forma sales of US$8 billion.

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