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Messer: Going full circle with acquisitions


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.


CVC-Messer in talks to acquire Linde’s US assets


It has emerged in the last few minutes that a consortium of CVC Capital Partners and the Messer group is in advanced talks to acquire the majority of Linde’s gas business in North America and individual parts of Linde and Praxair in South America.

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Bacharach acquires Neutronics


HVAC-R gas instrumentation and energy management solutions provider Bacharach has acquired Neutronics, a world-class provider of refrigerant and gas analysers.


Ballard acquires fuel cell assets


Ballard Power Systems has acquired certain strategic assets of Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corporation, a private company owned by Daimler AG and Ford Motor Company.

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Praxair, Linde reportedly send EU concessions


The merger of Praxair and Linde may have nudged a step closer in the last week after two further antitrust developments, writes Rob Cockerill.

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Praxair-Linde: Brazil approval for mega merger


The $70bn merger of Praxair and Linde has moved another step closer after receiving conditional approval in Brazil, one of the regional markets where the deal was thought to be under particular scrutiny.

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Plug Power acquires American Fuel Cell


Hydrogen (H2) and fuel cell company Plug Power has acquired American Fuel Cell - a premier developer of Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) technology, the key catalyst for fuel cells to create power.


M&A in the CO2 business

2018-06-05T09:09:00+01:00By , published in gasworld magazine

As I have written a couple of times in the last 12 months, carbon dioxide (CO2) has been firmly moving from a cool subject to a hot topic in recent years. So long the poor relation in the mainstream press for its negative environmental connotations, CO2 is becoming the lead ...

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A-Gas completes acquisition of Arthur Friedrichs Kältemittel


A-Gas has completed the acquisition of European refrigerant business Arthur Friedrichs Kältemittel (AFK), following receipt of all regulatory approvals.


Messer expands in Romania with acquisition


Messer has bought BUSE Gaz S.R.L in Romania with effect from 4th May.

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Air Liquide acquires EOVE


Air Liquide has acquired French start-up company EOVE to reinforce its expertise in home ventilation for chronic respiratory failure.

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Metso announces acquisition


Finnish industrial machinery company Metso has signed an agreement to acquire the valve automation division of the India-based valve technology company Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt. Ltd (RMEPL).

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Airgas acquires Carbonic Systems


Carbonic Systems, Inc., a distributor of gases for the food and beverage sector, has been acquired by Airgas, Inc., an Air Liquide company.

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