BOC helium divestment is given the go-ahead

September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/25/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 36, p8
Trade Publication
This article reports on the approval of Taiyo Nippon Sanso's purchase of helium assets from Linde and BOC by the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The divestments were ordered by the European and U.S. regulators after Linde's acquisition of BOC. The acquired business will be managed by Taiyo Nippon Sanso's U.S. subsidiary Matheson Tri-Gas.


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