Linde AG and The BOC Group PLC., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Linde AG and The BOC Group PLC
FTC Matter/File Number:

0610114

Docket Number:

C-4163

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

In August 2006, the FTC approved a final consent order relating to the proposed $14.4 billion acquisition of the BOC Group by Linde requiring Linde to divest Air Separation Units (ASUs), bulk refined helium assets, and other assets in eight localities across the United States. The consent order aims to maintain competition in the markets for liquid oxygen, liquid helium, and bulk refined helium in several U.S. markets.

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