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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.


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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Q&A: Sam Thigpen and the Hetsco acquisition

2 February 2017By

Gasworld spoke exclusively to Sam Thigpen, President of Chart Lifecycle, regarding the relationship of the two companies and the emergence of the Chart lifecycle ‘master brand’.

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Industry M&A – Part 2

1 February 2017By Brian Devaeux, Matthew Caras

In the first installment of this two-part series, we described some of the demographic trends we are observing that lead us to the conclusion that business owner demographics will drive continued consolidation over the next two years. In this second installment, we posit that families can face the realities of ...

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Tech Air acquires Gases & Arc Supply, Inc.

31 January 2017By

Tech Air has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gases & Arc Supply, Inc., a distributor of welding and industrial supplies and industrial gases located in Denver, Colorado. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air management.

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Breaking: Pentair acquires Union Engineering

31 January 2017By

Pentair plc has acquired Union Engineering A/S in a shock carbon dioxide (CO2) sector shakeup.

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Linde and Delvar Afzar in Iran JV

19 January 2017By

A new player has been created in Iran’s industrial gas industry, as The Linde Group and Delvar Afzar Industrial Gases have teamed up in a joint venture.

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Tech Air acquires GASCO in 20th add-on

19 January 2017By

Tech Air has announced that it has acquired Florida-based Gasco Affiliates LLC (GASCO), a producer of speciality gases.

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Chart announces acquisition of Hetsco

17 January 2017By

Chart Industries, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Chart Lifecycle, Inc. has acquired Hetsco, Inc., from Global Power Equipment Group, Inc. for approximately $22m.

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Linde acquires leading US medical O2 supplier

16 January 2017By

Linde Gas North America LLC has strengthened its offerings to healthcare providers in the US after acquiring a market-leading provider of medical oxygen (O2) and respiratory equipment repair services.

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Ballard Power takes over European subsidiary

11 January 2017By

Fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems has purchased all the shares and acquired 100% ownership of its European subsidiary, strengthening its brand awareness and presence in the continent.

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