Linde said it has so far not reached the upper size limit for the divestments that are needed to secure antitrust approval for the planned tie-up with industrial-gases rival Praxair but that the matter could be negotiable with the prospective merger partner.
The companies previously agreed that if regulators demanded the disposal of businesses with more than $3.7 billion in sales or $1.1 billion in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), either party could withdraw without penalty.
“Should this be the case anyway, Linde and Praxair will coordinate any further steps to be taken,” Linde Chief Executive Aldo Belloni said at the German group’s shareholder meeting.
By Alexander Huebner
International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) has entered exclusive negotiations with Nippon Soda and made what it said is a “firm and binding offer” to acquire the Japanese group’s offshoot Métaux Spéciaux (MSSA), a sodium metal specialist.
Aligning with the SC’s key initiatives on responsible plastic recycling, Coca‑Cola Middle East’s pilot of 100% rPET bottles marks the first time the packaging will be in circulation at a FIFA World Cup tournament and serves as Coca‑Cola’s debut in locally producing the bottles in the region.
Through the transaction, Neste is acquiring a leading UCO collection and recycling business on the US West Coast, covering the collection, logistics and storage of UCO in California, Oregon and Washington. Together with the previous acquisitions (…) the transaction continues to enhance Neste’s global raw materials sourcing platform.