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Praxair says pain threshold for merger disposals $3.7 bln sales
June 2, 2017 / 2:26 PM / in 6 months

Praxair says pain threshold for merger disposals $3.7 bln sales

FRANKFURT, June 2 (Reuters) - Industrial gases groups Praxair and Linde have agreed a limit to the volume of disposals they are prepared to make to satisfy anti-trust regulators as they seek to merge their companies, Praxair told analysts on a call on Friday.

They are prepared to divest assets with up to $3.7 billion in total sales or $1.1 billion in combined core earnings (EBITDA) but above those levels either party could walk away or seek to renegotiate the merger agreement. (Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

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