Gas specialist Linde AG has confirmed that it is in preliminary talks about a potential merger with Praxair, Inc, an American worldwide industrial gases company which is the the third largest of its type worldwide. 

‘These discussions are ongoing and have not resulted in any concrete results or agreements yet,’ Linde said in a press release. ‘Accordingly it is currently not foreseeable whether there will be any kind of transaction. Should these talks be successfully continued, Linde will inform the capital market and the public in accordance with statutory requirements.’

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