Профиль Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (spons. ADRs)
Ultrapar ParticipaÃ§oes SA engages in the distribution and retail services including, fuel; liquefied petroleum gas (LPG); retail pharmacy; specialty chemicals, and liquid bulk storage businesses. It operates through the following segments: Ultragaz, Ipiranga, Oxiteno, Ultracargo, Extrafarma, and Others. The Ultragaz segment distributes LPG to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers. The Ipiranga segment operates the distribution and marketing of gasoline, ethanol, diesel, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas for vehicles, and lubricants and related activities. The Oxiteno segment produces ethylene oxide and its main derivatives and fatty alcohols. The Extrafarma segment trades pharmaceutical, hygiene, and beauty products. The Other segment includes the parent company and subsidiaries Serma-AssociaÃ§Ã£o dos UsuÃ¡rios de Equipamentos de Processamento de Dados e ServiÃ§os Correlatos and Imaven ImÃ³veis Ltda. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.