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Praxair-Linde: Deal agreed in principle

20 December 2016By

Praxair, Inc. and The Linde Group have announced agreement on a non-binding term sheet governing the essential terms of a merger of equals between the two companies.

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Praxair and Linde: Discussing a new chapter

16 August 2016By John Raquet

There is an expression ‘what goes around, comes around’ and that is very true related to the breaking news of a potential merger between Praxair, Inc. and The Linde Group. Here, gasworld Business Intelligence explores the history and potential future between the Tier One players.

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M&A: A complex business

6 March 2017By

The dawn of another week, and the dawn of potentially another high-profile tranche of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) matters across industry.

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Lincoln Electric in Air Liquide Welding takeover discussions

3 March 2017By

Welding product manufacturer Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Air Liquide’s welding business.

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PAG makes move to acquire Yingde

1 March 2017By

Asia-based private equity firm PAG has waded into the battle to acquire Yingde Gases.

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Air Products in pursuit of acquiring China’s Yingde

1 March 2017By

While suspense grows over the long-anticipated mega merger between Praxair and Linde, speculation is surfacing of another significant deal that could also be part of an overall tectonic shift when it comes to industrial gas business market share.

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Nel acquires Proton OnSite

28 February 2017By

Nel ASA has acquired Proton Energy Systems Inc. (Proton OnSite) in a $70m deal that creates the world’s largest electrolyser company.

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MBK Partners reportedly buys Daesung for $2bn

27 February 2017By

The race to acquire Daesung Industrial Gases, one of the biggest players in the South Korean market, has reportedly been won by private Asian equity firm MBK Partners.

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Exclusive: Time for Iran

27 February 2017By

When The Linde Group and local player Delvar Afzar Industrial Gases announced their collaboration in a new joint venture (JV) in mid-January, it signalled the dawn of a new era in Iran’s industrial gases industry.

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Air Liquide expands presence in clean energy sector

21 February 2017By

Air Liquide is expanding its presence in the clean energy sector after acquiring a UK-based natural gas infrastructure development firm and securing its place in a UK Government scheme worth £20m ($25m).

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Air Products-Yingde: War of words escalates

21 February 2017By

Yingde Gases has issued a response to Air Products’ public rebuttal of the Chinese company’s previous disclosures in ongoing takeover discussions.


Air Products addresses Yingde’s public disclosures

14 February 2017By

In the latest development in the prospective acquisition activity between Air Products and Yingde Gases, the former has taken the unusual step of issuing a public rebuttal of previous disclosures from the Chinese company.

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Air Products-Yingde: Takeover race picking up speed

9 February 2017By

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO of Tier One player Air Products, has paid a visit to Yingde Gases Group Company Limited as plans to acquire the Chinese outfit heat up.

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