Would-be suitors eye BOC parts

Robinson, Simon
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/31/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 30, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports that regulatory approval of the Linde takeover of BOC has prompted some companies to express an interest in acquiring parts of the merged businesses. Air Liquide, Praxair and U.S.-based gases distributor Airgas are looking at some parts that European Union and U.S. competition authorities require to be divested. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, meanwhile, has provisionally approved the takeover of the helium source contracts of BOC and related assets by Japanese industrial gases provider Taiyo Nippon Sanso.


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