Stefan Messer: Asset acquisition ‘the biggest decision I have ever made’


Returning to the Americas market after a 14-year absence will represent the major milestone in the company’s 120-year history, says owner and CEO, Stefan Messer.

Securing agreement to acquire Linde assets in the US, Brazil, Colombia and Canada, announced on 16th July, is also ‘certainly the biggest decision I have ever made in my life’ he told gasworld.

Messer was interrupting his holiday to give gasworld one of the first full interviews since the group was announced as the purchaser – together with CVC Capital Partners – of substantially all of Linde’s US bulk business , and its business in Brazil, Canada and Colombia.

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