VWR International Overview

  • Founded
  • 1852
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 10,200
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO
  • Financing Rounds
  • 7
  • Investments
  • 50

VWR International General Information


Distributor of laboratory consumables, equipment and chemicals intended to supply what is needed to bring science to life. The company's products offering includes chemicals, glassware and plastic-ware, equipment and instruments, furniture, protective apparel, production and safety products and other life science and laboratory products and supplies for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
John Taylor Company
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Commercial Products
Other Industries
Other Chemicals and Gases
Medical Supplies
Primary Office
  • Radnor Corporate Center, Building One
  • 100 Matsonford Road, Suite 200
  • Radnor, PA 19087
  • United States
+1 (800) 000-0000
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VWR International Valuation & Funding

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VWR International Comparisons

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VWR International Competitors (6)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
MilliporeSigma Corporate Backed or Acquired Saint Louis, MO 00000 000000&0
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00000000 Corporation Kyoto, Japan 00000 00000000
000000 00000000000 Failed Transaction (M&A) Lake Forest, IL 000000&0
00000000000 Corporation Waltham, MA 00000 00000000
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VWR International Executive Team (37)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Maggie Green Executive Assistant to President & Chief Executive Officer
Peter Schule Senior Vice President & President
Mark Mcloughlin Senior Vice President & President of US Lab
Gregory Cowan Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Gerard Christian Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer & Chief Global Business Services Officer
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VWR International Board Members (13)

Name Representing Role Since
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VWR International Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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VWR International Investments & Acquisitions (50)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
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0000000 000000000 11-Jan-2017 000000000000000000 Other Chemicals and Gases 000000 000000-0000
0000000 03-Nov-2016 000000000000000000 Pharmaceuticals 000000 000000-0000
Reliable Biopharmaceutical 03-Nov-2016 Merger/Acquisition Drug Discovery 000000 000000-0000
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VWR International Subsidiaries (17)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
BioArra Pharmaceuticals Eagleville, PA 2008
0000 Monitoring Equipment Chorley, United Kingdom 0000
000000 (0000000) Medical Supplies Gavere, Belgium 0000
000 0000000000 000 Medical Supplies Eatontown, NJ 0000
00000000 Distributors (Healthcare) Claremont, CA 0000
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VWR International Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000 04-Jun-2014 0000000000 Completed
  • 3 buyers
Nexprise Early Stage VC 000 Completed
  • 3 buyers
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