Praxair-Linde merge: Now the work begins as divestments are unpicked and industry refocuses


With the completion now imminent of the mega-merger between Praxair and Linde, the uncertainy is removed and the global gases industry can refocus on what lies ahead and arguably what it does best – innovating.

That’s the view of John Raquet, former industrial gas professional, consultant and CEO and Publisher of gasworld.

Praxair and Linde have announced the near completion of their $90bn merger of equals, over two years since the prospect was first mooted and 16 months since an agreement in principle was reached. With it, the single biggest player in the global industrial gases business is created and the landscape of the industry is transformed worldwide.

Praxair-Linde complete $90bn merger

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