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South32 consolidates Illawarra with acquisition of Peabody's Metropolitan

South32 consolidates Illawarra with acquisition of Peabody's Metropolitan

Report summary

South32 has agreed to acquire Peabody Energy's Metropolitan coking coal mine in New South Wales and the associated 16.67% interest in Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) for US$200 million in cash. This is South32's first deal to buy an operating mine since it was spun out of BHP Billiton in 2015.

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  • Overview
  • Deal summary
  • Location map
    • Coal assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upside and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • South32
    • Peabody Energy

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Overview
    • Key facts
  • Deal summary
  • Location map
    • South 32 Illawarra coal mines and Peabody's Metropolitan coal mine
    • Key assets
    • Marketable reserves
    • Production
    • Cash costs trend (A$/tonne)
    • 2016
    • 2020
  • Deal analysis
    • Summary valuation
    • South32 consolidates Illawarra with acquisition of Peabody's Metropolitan: Table 5
    • Deal-implied long-term HCC prices (real 2016 terms) vs. Argus HCC monthly average pricing
    • Economic assumptions
  • Upside and risks
    • Valuation sensitivity - Price (US$M)
  • Strategic rationale
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