VWR International, LLC to Acquire LabPartner (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Through strategic acquisition, VWR to strengthen its position in China

RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a global leader in distributing laboratory supplies and services, announced today that it will acquire LabPartner (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., subject to customary closing conditions and Chinese regulatory approval.

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Based in Shanghai, LabPartner is an established provider of lab equipment, reagents, consumables, and services for research and development. LabPartner supports the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries in China, delivering premium products and integrated services, with a focus on chemical distribution.

As part of a VWR's global corporate strategy, the Company continues to seek opportunities to expand its global footprint through select acquisitions and expansion of existing operations. LabPartner's infrastructure will complement VWR's current footprint in the Asia Pacific region to meet the needs of its global and local customers.

"VWR's acquisition of LabPartner strengthens our position in China by increasing our scale, geographic reach and supplier offerings to our customers," stated Eddy Wu, VWR's Senior Vice President and President of Asia Pacific. "We are excited to add LabPartner's complementary business to VWR's global laboratory supply and distribution business."

Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

About VWR International, LLC

 

VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global laboratory supply and distribution company with worldwide sales in excess of $3.6 billion in 2010. VWR enables the advancement of the world's most critical research through the distribution of a highly diversified product line to most of the world's top pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations. With over 150 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established distribution network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has over 7,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way researchers across North America, Europe, and Asia stock and maintain their labs. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services.

For more information on VWR, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit www.vwr.com, or write, VWR, Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

SOURCE VWR International, LLC

CONTACT: Media, Valerie Collado, Director, Corporate Communications, VWR, +1-484-885-9338, Valerie_collado@vwr.com; Mergers & Acquisitions Contact: Ted Pulkownik, SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, VWR, +1-610-386-1390, ted_pulkownik@vwr.com

Web Site: http://www.vwr.com

Posted: August 2011


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