M&A Deal Summary

L Air Liquide S.A. Acquires Airgas

On November 17, 2015, L'Air Liquide S.A. acquired chemicals company Airgas, Inc. for 13.4B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is L Air Liquide S.A.’s 5th transaction in the Chemicals sector.
  • This is L Air Liquide S.A.’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is L Air Liquide S.A.’s 5th transaction in the United States.
  • This is L Air Liquide S.A.’s 2nd transaction in Pennsylvania.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-11-17
Target Airgas, Inc.
Sector Chemicals
Buyer(s) L'Air Liquide S.A.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 13.4B USD
Advisor(s) Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities) (Financial)
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP (Legal)

Target

Airgas, Inc.

Radnor, Pennsylvania, United States
website
Airgas distribution facility in Duluth, Minnesota.
Airgas distribution facility in Duluth, Minnesota.
Airgas is a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas produces atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, as well as supplies safety products, and refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. Approximately 17,000 associates work in more than 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through e-Business, catalog and telesales channels.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

L'Air Liquide S.A.

Paris, France

website


Category Company
Founded 1902
SectorChemicals
Employees66,460
Revenue 23.3B EUR (2021)
DESCRIPTION
Air Liquide office in Houston, Texas.
Air Liquide office in Houston, Texas.

L'Air Liquide is a global provider of gases. Products include oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and specialty gases. L'Air Liquide was formed in 1902 and is based Paris, France.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 23 of 32
Sector (Chemicals) 5 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 22 of 29
State (Pennsylvania) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 5 of 5
Year (2015) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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