Linde AG - proposed acquisition of the BOC Group plc and proffered section 87B undertaking

Acquirer(s)

  • Linde AG

Target(s)

  • BOC Group plc

Summary

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Market definition

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Competition analysis

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Public competition assessment

Undertakings

Timeline

DateEvent
17/07/2006ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines. Market inquiries commence.
31/07/2006Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
17/08/2006Proposed announcement of ACCC findings. Decision postponed to allow for further ACCC inquiries.
29/08/2006Proposed announcement of ACCC findings. ACCC's indicative timeline suspended pending receipt by the ACCC of a submission from Linde Gas (Australia).
05/09/2006ACCC accepted an 87B undertaking and announced it will not oppose the proposed acquisition.