Dentons has advised Sev.en Energy on the acquisition of US-based metallurgical coal producer Blackhawk Mining. Latham & Watkins reportedly advised Blackhawk on the deal.
Sev.En Energy is the largest private operator of coal mines and conventional power plants in the Czech Republic.
According to Dentons, “Blackhawk Mining is one of the largest metallurgical coal producers in the US. With an annual production capacity of seven to eight million tonnes of metallurgical coal among its five underground and open-pit mining complexes in West Virginia and Kentucky, Blackhawk Mining is an important supplier of metallurgical coal both locally and internationally. It also owns three thermal coal mine complexes producing three to four million tonnes per annum. In 2019, Blackhawk Mining had USD 1 billion revenues and USD 120 million EBITDA.”
Dentons’ team included Prague-based Partner Petr Zakoucky and Associate Barbora Obracajova, New York-based Partners Ilan Katz and Lee Smith and Managing Associate Gregory DiBella, Lexington-based Partner Christopher Van Bever, Evansville-based Partner John Rhine, and Chicago-based Partner Robert Richards.