On March 1, 2019, Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners Fund VII (CVC) acquired most of the North American gases business of Linde plc, as well as certain Linde business activities in South America. In addition, Messer Group and CVC acquired the Laser Gases business from Linde Gas North America LLC, now a subsidiary of Linde plc. With over 70 production facilities and approximately 5,400 employees operating in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and the United States, Messer today is one of the leading industrial gas companies in North and South America. Together with Messer Group, the company represents a USD $3 billion global enterprise with presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
About Messer Group
Messer was founded in 1898 and today is the world's largest owner-managed specialist for industrial, medical and specialty gases. Under the brand 'Messer - Gases for Life' the company offers products and services in a total of 40 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The international activities are directed from Bad Soden near Frankfurt am Main. Stefan Messer, CEO and owner of the Messer Group, works together with the 11,000* employees worldwide according to defined principles. These include customer and employee orientation, responsible behaviour, corporate responsibility, excellence as well as trust and respect. The Messer Group GmbH generated consolidated sales of 1.3 billion euros in 2018. * incl. as of 01.03.2019 at equity consolidated Messer Industries GmbH
About CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Established in 1981, the company now has over 450 employees at 24 offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. At the moment, CVC has a total of more than US$69 billion of invested assets under management. CVC funds are presently invested in some 72 companies worldwide with more than 200,000 employees across numerous locations. All together, these portfolio companies represent total sales of over US$150 billion. Further information on CVC can be found at: www.cvc.com
Our Mission and Core Values
To become the premier supplier of choice for industrial, medical and specialty products in the Americas, admired for our safety culture, our customer focus and our performance culture. We will provide innovative applications for our customers, with excellent speed to market, and serve customers reliably.
Our Core Values