In 2015 announced spend on coal transactions increased by 59% to a total of US$5.1 billion compared with 2014, mainly due to distressed selling in the US and the continued divestment of non-core assets in Australia. We estimate that the total number of global coal M&A deals fell from 45 to 36 in 2015, but more than doubled on average in value to US$182 million. So far in 2016 we have seen four deals with a combined total value of US$736 million.
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Global coal M&A activity: March 2016
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