Linde completes BOC takeover

05 September 2006 11:22  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Linde has completed its takeover of rival BOC, the two industrial gases groups said on Tuesday.

Under the takeover deal, eligible BOC shareholders will receive £16.00 per share plus a 20.25 pence per share second interim dividend.

The bid, which received final UK court approval on Monday, valued UK-based BOC at about £8.2bn ($15.61bn/€12.19bn).

By: Neil Sinclair
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