Linde AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Chemicals Company

Linde AG has acquired 4 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Linde AG’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired The BOC Group for $12.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Linde AG - South Korea Assets to IMM Private Equity for $1.2B. Linde AG has acquired in 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (50%) and healthcare services (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 1

Linde AG

Klosterhofstr. 1 ,
Munich, 80331
Germany,
+49.89.35757-01
www.linde.com

The Linde Group, registered as Linde AG is an international industrial gases and engineering company. Linde was formed in 1879 and is based in Munich.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - - 1 - - 4
vol $16.1B $16.1B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 - - - 3 - 7
vol $1.1B $1.2B $2.2B
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Linde AG - South Korea Assets 2019-03-08 1.2B USD Divestiture
, South Korea
Messer Industries GmbH 2019-03-01 - Divestiture
Bad Soden, Germany · www.messergroup.com
Linde AG - Synthesis Gas Production Unit 2019-01-15 - Divestiture
Pasadena, Texas
Specialized Medical Services, Inc. 2018-08-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.specializedmed.com
Leengate Valves Ltd. 2014-01-16 - Divestiture
Derbyshire, United Kingdom · www.leengatevalves.co.uk
Lincare Holdings, Inc. 2012-07-02 3.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Clearwater, Florida · www.lincare.com
Linde Gas USA LLC 2007-06-30 310M USD Add-on Acquisition
, United States
Edwards Group Ltd. 2007-03-12 772M EUR Divestiture
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.edwardsvacuum.com
AGA S.A. de C.V. 2007-02-20 - Divestiture
Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico
The BOC Group 2006-03-06 12.3B GBP Add-on Acquisition
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Lincare Holdings, Inc. 2012-07-02 Lincare Holdings, Inc. - Home Infusion Assets 2020-03-04 3
Clearwater, Florida · www.lincare.com Clearwater, Florida
Lincare Holdings, Inc. 2012-07-02 Acro Pharmaceutical Services LLC 2016-06-07 2
Clearwater, Florida · www.lincare.com Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania · www.acropharmacy.com
Lincare Holdings, Inc. 2012-07-02 Community Pharmacy Services LLC 2016-06-07 1
Clearwater, Florida · www.lincare.com Clearwater, Florida
Lincare Holdings, Inc. 2012-07-02 Sleep Therapy, Respiratory /Wright & Filippis/ 2014-07-11 2
Clearwater, Florida · www.lincare.com Rochester Hills, Michigan
Lincare Holdings, Inc. 2012-07-02 Envoy Health 2013-06-05 1
Clearwater, Florida · www.lincare.com Miami Lakes, Florida · www.envoyhealth.com
Linde Healthcare    - Air Products' Continental-European Homecare Business 2012-05-02 1
Munich, Germany · www.linde-healthcare.com , Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 2 (50%) 12.3B (76%) 4 (57%) 310M (14%)
Healthcare Services 1 (25%) - - -
Medical Products 1 (25%) 3.8B (24%) - -
Distribution - - 1 (14%) -
Electronics - - 1 (14%) 772M (35%)
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (14%) 1.2B (52%)
Total 4 $16.1B 7 $2.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 2 3.8B 2 310M
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Florida 1 3.8B - -
  Texas - - 1 -
United Kingdom 1 12.3B 2 772M
Mexico 1 - 1 -
Germany - - 1 -
South Korea - - 1 1.2B
Domestic - - 1 (14%) -
Cross-border 4 (100%) 16.1B (100%) 6 (86%) 2.2B (100%)
Total 4 $16.1B 7 $2.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $16.1B
TOTAL $16.1B
Largest The BOC Group
$12.3B (2006-03-06)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Linde AG - South Korea Assets
$1.2B (2019-03-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
63%
5 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
3 38%

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