March 05, 2015 3:57 PM ET


Company Overview of VWR Funding, Inc.

Company Overview

VWR Funding, Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes laboratory supplies in the United States and internationally. The company distributes a range of products, including chemicals, glassware, equipment, instruments, protective clothing, production supplies, and other laboratory products for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, chemical, technology, food processing, healthcare, mining, and consumer products industries, as well as governmental agencies, universities and research institutes, and environmental organizations. It also provides durable products comprising centrifuges, fume hoods, workstations, ovens, microscopes, lab furniture, and cold storage equipment. In addition,...

100 Matsonford Road

PO Box 6660

Radnor, PA 19087

United States

Founded in 1852

8,400 Employees



Key Executives for VWR Funding, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Finance Committee
Age: 56
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 60
Senior Vice President and President of U.S. Laboratory Distribution & Services
Age: 59
Senior Vice President and President of Europe Lab and Distribution Services
Age: 55
Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President and Corporate Controller
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

VWR Funding, Inc. Key Developments

VWR Announces Earnings Results for the Second Quarter of 2014; Provides Capital Spending Guidance for the Year 2014

VWR announced earnings results for the second quarter of 2014. For the quarter, the company's revenue was $1.1 billion, up 5.1% from the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA was $105.3 million, an 8.9% increase over the prior year period. Consolidated operating income decreased $1.6 million or 2.5% on a reported basis. The decrease is due to the aforementioned noncash goodwill impairment charge of $11.3 million. Capital expenditures during the second quarter of 2014 totaled $8.5 million, which is slightly higher than the prior year. The company expected overall 2014 capital spending to be approximately $40 million, which is lower than in the past two years, as the company have completed major infrastructure investment programs.

VWR Funding, Inc., Q2 2014 Earnings Call, Aug 19, 2014

VWR Funding, Inc., Q2 2014 Earnings Call, Aug 19, 2014

VWR Reportedly Interviewing Banks to Lead Possible 2014 IPO

VWR Funding, Inc., backed by Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, is talking with banks about an initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said. An outright sale of the company is also a possibility, one of the people said. VWR and Madison Dearborn have in recent weeks interviewed banks to lead a potential $750 million IPO, which could value the equity in the business at around $4 billion, the people familiar with the potential deal said.

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