The New Met Coal Powerhouse

Rumors that began circulating prior to the close on Friday were finally confirmed Saturday afternoon that Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) had an agreement to purchase Massey Energy (MEE) for $69.33 a share based on Fridays closing price for ANR. This deal comes as little surprise to anybody in the market following the turbulent 2010 MEE faced after the Upper Big Branch explosion back in April. Then more recently, the company placed itself on the auction block after its long time CEO departed and ANR has been speculated as the top candidate for a merger.

The combined companies will become the 3rd largest metallurgical (met) coal miner in the world. Met coal is the coal needed by China and other BRIC nations to produce steel for the massive infrastructure projects they all have under way......

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