Press Release

Kirkland Represents Univar in Financing for $2 Billion Nexeo Acquisition

Kirkland & Ellis represented Univar Inc., (NYSE: UNVR), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, in the financing for its acquisition of Nexeo Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXEO), a leading global chemicals and plastics distributor. The two companies announced yesterday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Univar will acquire Nexeo in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2.0 billion, including the assumption of Nexeo's debt and other obligations. More information is available in Univar’s press release.

The Kirkland team includes debt finance partners Jason Kanner, Kristen Derhaag and Ross Leff and associate Virginia Noble.