AEA Investors’ Acquisition of Environmental Science

AEA Investors' Acquisition of Environmental Science

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, Stinson and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez advised on the deal

Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, and AEA Investors, a leading global private investment firm, riched a definitive agreement under which affiliates of AEA will acquire Univar Solutions’ Environmental Sciences business for $195 million.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Univar Solutions’ Environmental Sciences business is a premier pest management business serving customers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico directly through approximately 250+ sales and service professionals and 70 ProCenters and in Latin America and the Caribbean through a network of authorized dealer partners. The business serves the expanding markets for pest control (including structural pest, public health, wildlife, vegetation management, and turf & ornamental) with unparalleled products and services, as well as educational and technology resources, including PestWeb.com, a best-in-class online resource for pest management professionals.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019 or early 2020, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. The standalone Environmental Sciences business is expected to announce a new name and brand identity upon close of the transaction.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson advised AEA Investors LP with Steven J. Steinman and Maxwell Yim.

In Mexico, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes advised AEA Investors LP with Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez, Manuel Tamez, Rodrigo del Valle, Eduardo Orellana, Imanol Sánchez-Mujica Dunand, Enrique Ríos Szalay Terán and Paula Pérez Benítez.

In US, Stinson advised Univar Solutions Inc. on the transaction.

In Mexico, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, advised Univar Solutions Inc. with Eduardo González Irías, Edgar Ancona and Rodrigo Macías Peña Medrano.

Involved fees earner: Edgar Ancona – Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Eduardo González – Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Steven Steinman – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Maxwell Yim – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Rodrigo del Valle Prieto – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Ricardo Maldonado-Yáñez – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Eduardo Orellana – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Paula Pérez Benítez – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Enrique Ríos Szalay Terán – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Imanol Sánchez-Mújica – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.; Manuel Tamez Zendejas – Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.;

Law Firms: Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC; Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.;

Clients: AEA Investors, LP ; Univar Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.