In 1898, Adolf Messer started a company from his workshop in Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany, for the fabrication of acetylene gas generators. He employed four blue-collar workers and one salaried employee.
Fast-forward 120 years and this company is known as The Messer Group, employing some 8,600 employees worldwide in more than 30 countries.
That footprint’s about to expand a whole lot more with today’s confirmation that a consortium comprised of Messer and CVC Capital Partners Fund V11 is to acquire the majority of Linde’s gases business in North America and certain business activities in South America.
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