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Corporate Activity: A review of 2012 and outlook on 2013

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Total global spend for coal deals in 2012 declined 78% to US$8 billion from the 2011 high of US$36 billion. The number of deals announced also fell significantly from 61 in 2011 to 37 in 2012. Average deal size in 2012 was also the smallest of the last four years reflecting a big drop off in high value deals. The year was characterised by a significant slide in coal prices leading to a major fall in company deal activity across North America and Australasia.

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This report includes 10 images and tables including:

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  • Chart: Disclosed acquisition spend by value (by target region)
  • Chart: Disclosed acquisition spend by number (by target region)
  • Chart: Company and asset deal activity by target region
  • Chart: Disclosed acquisition spend by deal by target region
  • Chart: Share of disclosed acquisition spend by buyer location
  • Chart: Average premiums/discounts paid by region compared to GEM valuation
  • Chart: Implied long-term (adjusted) coal price (deal by deal) vs. Newcastle export thermal coal spot price
  • Chart: Implied long-term (adjusted) coal price (deal by deal) vs. Coking Coal Queensland Index (CCQ)

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  • Table: Disclosed acquisition spend by target region (by value) (US$ million)
  • Table: Disclosed acquisition spend by target region (by number of deals)

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