LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (APD) today announced it has completed the acquisition of ACP Europe SA (ACP), the largest independent carbon dioxide (CO₂) business in Continental Europe. All required customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals have been satisfied. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
Concluding this deal enables the company to better serve existing customers and pursue new industrial gas growth opportunities. Customers will now benefit from an expanded liquid CO₂ supply position across additional European geographies and greater density throughout Continental Europe.
"This is a good, logical deal. The ACP CO2 business complements our own and provides a solid platform to deliver customer value and pursue further European industrial gas growth," commented Ivo Bols, Air Products' Industrial Gases President in Europe and Africa. "I have no doubt that our customers will benefit from a stronger portfolio as well as the collective and complementary expertise of our combined team."
"With over 120 years of CO2 experience, we have built a quality, well-managed business that delivers," commented Jan De Ridder, Director, ACP. "Becoming part of Air Products means we can look to the future with great optimism."
ACP serves customers across a variety of applications including beverage, chemical, food and horticulture. It has more than 120 employees, four liquid CO2 production plants (with an additional facility under construction) and two dry ice production locations across Europe.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 75 years. The company provides industrial gases and related equipment to dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world's leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.
The Company had fiscal 2018 sales of $8.9 billion from operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $35 billion. Approximately 16,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products' higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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