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CHICAGO (March 3, 2016) – Reed Smith LLP recently represented Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR), a global chemical distributor and provider of value-added services, in its acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interest in Bodine Services of Decatur, Inc.; Bodine Environmental Services, Inc.; and affiliated entities, operating as Bodine Services of the Midwest, a leading provider of environmental and facilities maintenance services.

This transaction follows closely on Univar’s acquisition of Weavertown Environmental Group, a premier provider of environmental and facilities maintenance services, in December 2015. Reed Smith also represented Univar in that transaction.

The Reed Smith team was led by Chicago partner Matthew Petersen and Chicago associate DeJohn Allen.

Read the Univar press release to learn more.

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