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Nexeo Buys Ultra Chem

Nexeo Solutions Continues to Build Capability in Specialty Chemicals with Agreement to Acquire Ultra Chem

March 09, 2017 | About:

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nexeo Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXEO), a leader in chemicals and plastics distribution, announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Mexico City, Mexico based specialty chemicals distribution business of Ultra Chem, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Ultra Chem). Facilitated through a proprietary deal process, this acquisition reflects Nexeo Solutions continued focus and commitment to expand its presence in specialty chemicals.

Ultra Chem represents major global producers in Mexico and Latin America, with a leading position in specialty chemicals in the region. Ultra Chem’s sales team is composed of market focused technical experts who offer solutions for customers problems utilizing a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio.

Acquiring Ultra Chem is aligned with our strategic objectives and accomplishes two goals. It expands our overall specialty mix and extends our chemical reach into Mexico, said Nexeo Solutions President and CEO, David Bradley. Ultra Chem is a strong cultural fit with complementary end markets and current margins that are immediately accretive.

This agreement is an important step in Ultra Chem’s history and represents an undeniable acknowledgment of our people’s talent and of our company’s trajectory in the industry, according to Ultra Chem’s Board. They continued, We are very enthusiastic about the growth opportunities that this deal will create for our business in Mexico and in Latin America.

This acquisition is expected to close during the second calendar quarter of 2017 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

About Nexeo Solutions, Inc.

Nexeo Solutions is a leading global chemicals and plastics distributor, representing products from world-class producers to a diverse customer base. From product specification to sustainable solutions, the Company goes beyond traditional logistics to provide value-added services across many industries, including chemicals manufacturing, oil and gas, coatings, personal care, healthcare, automotive and 3D printing. The Company leverages a centralized technology platform to identify efficiencies and create solutions to unlock value for suppliers and customers. Learn more at

About Ultra Chem

Founded in 2000 in Mexico, Ultra Chem is a leader in sales, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals. Ultra Chem offers a comprehensive product portfolio with a focus in various industries: Food and Beverage, Personal and Home Care, Industrial Chemicals, Plastics, Flexible Foam PU, Coatings, Paints, Inks and Adhesives. In 2016, Ultra Chem was listed by ICIS Chemical as one of the Top Distributors in the Industry. Learn more at