Investors bet on Linde-BOC delay

Robinson, Simon
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/29/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 21, p10
Trade Publication
The article looks at the possibility of delaying the regulatory approval of Linde's £16/share bid for industrial gases rival BOC. If pre-conditions for the sale are not met by May 31, 2006, BOC will be permitted to pay its shareholders an interim dividend. That would, in effect, raise the value of the deal by £139 million.


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