Freshfields, Linklaters and Latham win roles on sale of Linde's Americas assets in latest merger offload

German industrial gas company sells off US assets as part of its merger bid with US rival Praxair

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Hengeler Mueller and Latham & Watkins have picked up key roles as industrial gas giant Linde sells its US assets, as part of its bid to win regulatory approval for its mega-merger with rival Praxair.

The German company has agreed to sell its North and South American assets to a private equity consortium including CVC Capital Partners Fund VII and Messer Group for €2.8bn (£2.5bn).

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