Arch Coal, Inc.

Arch Coal, Inc.

Arch Coal, Inc.

Date Founded



One CityPlace Drive, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO, 63141, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)




Company Description

U.S.-based Arch Coal is a top five global coal producer and marketer, with 157 million tons of coal sold in 2011. Our core business is supplying cleaner-burning, low-sulfur thermal and metallurgical coal to power generators and steel manufacturers on five continents. Arch is the most diversified American coal company with mining complexes across every major U.S. coal supply basin. In total, we represent 15% of America’s coal supply from our mining complexes in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Maryland. We control a vast domestic reserve base totaling 5.6 billion tons. Of that total, more than 70% of our reserves are low in sulfur

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer & Director

President, Chief Operating Officer & Director

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President, Law, General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Accounting Officer & Vice President

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Public Policy

Senior Vice President, Operations

Vice President, Human Resources

General Manager

Board of Directors

President at Renco Steel Holdings, Inc.

Managing Principal at Monarch Alternative Capital LP

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Arch Coal, Inc.

Former President & Chief Commercial Officer at Peabody Energy Corp.

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Sachs Systems, Inc.

Managing Director at Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP

Managing Director at Zolfo Cooper LLP

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Formed in 2002, Monarch Alternative Capital is an established and successful distressed debt firm with many distinguishing factors. Monarch's research-oriented approach and “event-driven” investment strategy have been developed by the team over the past twenty years in the industry. Monarch draws on the skills and experience of a deep and talented team with many years working together in the distressed debt sector. The co-Portfolio Managers Michael Weinstock and Andrew Herenstein have been investing together in distressed debt for twenty years and with fellow co-founder Christopher Santana for fifteen years.

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Causeway Capital Management (CCM) specializes in managing investments in international and global value equities. Their strategies include: international value equity, international value select, global value equity, emerging markets equity, international opportunities, global opportunities and global absolute return. In addition, CCM manages ADR, socially responsible and concentrated versions of some of their strategies. The strategies primarily invest in international and US equity securities using fundamental value and quantitative investment techniques. In the global absolute return strategy, the firm also uses leverage and total return equity swap agreements to take long and short positions in equity securities. CCM may also directly sell securities short in the global absolute return strategy.

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Alken is an active, pragmatic and opportunistic manager which seeks to add value by identifying companies that are selling at a discount of more than 30% relative to their intrinsic value. They invest through their funds in companies that are headquartered in Europe, have a majority of their assets or other interests in Europe, or which conduct the majority of their activity in or from Europe. The firm manages European equity portfolios, focusing on companies with a combination of high or growing ROCE and sales growth potential. They believe long term out-performance is best achieved through stock-picking and portfolio construction skills.Alken monitors equity market valuations as a comparison to their stockpicking analysis.

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Revelation Energy LLC purchases Lone Mountain Processing Co LLC from Arch Coal, Inc.

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Blackhawk Mining LLC purchases ICG Hazard LLC from Arch Coal, Inc.

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UGM Holdings Pty Ltd. purchases ICG ADDCAR Systems LLC from Arch Coal, Inc.

Transaction Advisors

Advised onArch Coal, Inc. issued Common Stock

Investment Advisor

Advised onArch Coal, Inc. purchases International Coal Group, Inc.


Advised onArch Coal, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Advised onArch Coal, Inc. purchases International Coal Group, Inc.

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Advised onArch Coal, Inc. purchases International Coal Group, Inc.


Advised onArch Coal, Inc. purchases International Coal Group, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants

Co-Head for Americas, Global Industrials Group at Credit Suisse Group AG

Legal Advisor

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP


Tennessee Valley Authority provides electricity for utility and business customers in the United States. The firm sells power to distributor who then resells power to their customers at retail rates. Its distributor customers consist of municipalities and other local government entities, and customer-owned entities. It also sells power to directly served customers, consisting primarily of federal agencies and customers with large or unusual loads. The firm operates hydroelectric dams, coal-fired power plants, nuclear plants and natural gas-fired power facilities, which generate electricity. The company was founded on May 18, 1933 and is headquartered in Knoxville, TN.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Platts' 2011 Power Company of the Year and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings.

United States Steel Corp. engages in the manufacturing and selling of steel products. It operates through the following segments: Flat-Rolled Products, U.S. Steel Europe, and Tubular Products. The Flat-Rolled Products segment includes managing steel plants and production facilities that manufactures steel slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, tin mill, iron ore, and coke. The U.S. Steel Europe segment offers producing and marketsing strip mill plates, spiral welded pipe, heating radiators, refractory ceramic materials. The Tubular Products segment involves in manufacturing and trading seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing. line pipe, and mechanical tubing. The company was founded in 1901 by Andrew Carnegie, John Pierpont Morgan, Charles Michael Schwab, and Elbert Henry Gary and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Former President, Eastern US Operations at Arch Coal, Inc.

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Magnum Coal Co., Inc. provides coal mining and exploration services. It controls high Btu, low sulfur coal and operates mines and preparation plants. The company is headquartered in Charleston, WV.

Financial Engines, Inc. Accounting & Financial Services | Sunnyvale, CA

Financial Engines, Inc. engages in the provision of financial guidance. Its services include objective, fee-based advice, and asset management. The company was founded by William F. Sharpe, Joseph A. Grundfest and Craig W. Johnson in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Other Insurance Services | Omaha, NE

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. engages in the provision of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing, and services. It operates through following segments: GEICO, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, Service and Retailing, and Finance and Financial products. The GEICO segments involves in underwriting private passenger automobile insurance mainly by direct response methods. The General Re offers underwriting excess-of-loss, quota-share, and facultative reinsurance. The Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group segment consists of underwriting excess-of-loss and quota-share reinsurance for insurers and reinsurers. The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment comprises of underwriting multiple lines of property and casualty insurance policies. The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segments deals with regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities, and domestic real estate brokerage and brokerage franchisor. The McLane Company segment offers wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items. The Manufacturing segment includes industrial and end-user products, building products, and apparel. The Service and Retailing segment involves providing fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training, electronic components distribution, and retailing. The Finance and Financial Products segment includes manufactured housing and consumer financing; transportation equipment, manufacturing and leasing; and furniture leasing. The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Natural Resource Partners LP Coal | Houston, TX

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CNX Resources Corp. Oil & Gas - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

CONSOL Energy, a publicly owned Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas, is one of the leading diversified energy companies in the United States of America. Our premium Appalachian coals are sold worldwide to electricity generators and steelmakers, and our Natural Gas Division has grown from a pure-play coalbed methane producer to a full-fledged exploration and production operation. We are a leading producer in the Marcellus Shale and we conduct an active exploration program in the Utica Shale. Since our founding in 1860 and our first active mining operations in 1864, CONSOL has powered the nation with affordable, abundant, reliable domestic energy. Today, CONSOL's more than 9,000 employees help generate the fuels - coal and natural gas - that comprise two thirds of the nation's power supply. Our energy supports the American way of life by helping deliver electricity 24/7, creating family-sustaining jobs and keeping our nation competitive in the global marketplace. Our strong record of environmental stewardship and our commitment to community have helped enable us to become the dynamic and accomplished energy company we are today. CONSOL Energy maintains the largest private research and development facility in the U.S. industry that is devoted exclusively to coal and energy utilization and production. In addition to supporting the production of CONSOL Energy's coal and gas operations, it also focuses on energy development, improving energy efficiency and reducing pollution. This facility was borne out of our core values - Safety, Compliance and Continuous Improvement - and enables us to identify opportunities and implement solutions that drive safety, production, and utilization of our strategic resources in smarter, more efficient ways. CONSOL Energy's coal mines are highly technical operating environments that require specialized training. The days of pick axes and shovels have been replaced with technologically advanced processes such as longwall mining, enhanced safety protocols, digital technologies and sophisticated communications technologies such as those employed at our centralized Communications Center at corporate headquarters. These advances have helped make the mining process safer and more productive, more than doubling resource recovery. CONSOL Energy's natural gas operations include coal bed methane extraction, conventional and shale gas exploration and production, all of which require expertise and technology that continues to evolve and advance. From safety to environmental protocols, techniques and equipment, advances in these areas are continuous, improving recovery, enhancing safety, and providing more environmentally protective methods

Cloud Peak Energy, Inc. Coal - Wilmington, DE

Cloud Peak Energy, Inc. engages in coal mines operations. Its activities include: Antelope Mine, Cordero Rojo Mine, and Spring Creek Mine. It operates through the following segments: Owned & Operated Mines and Logistics & Related Activities. The Owned & Operated Mines segment includes thermal coal production where the sale occurs at the mine site. The Logistics & Related Activities segment includes services provided by the company to its international and domestic customers. The company was founded on July 31, 2008 and is headquartered in Gillette, WY.

Peabody Energy Corp. Coal - Wilmington, DE

Peabody Energy Corp. engages in the business of coal mining. It operates through the following segments: Powder River Basin Mining; Midwestern U.S. Mining; Western U.S. Mining; Australian Metallurgical Mining; Australian Thermal Mining; and Trading & Brokerage. The Powder River Basin Mining segment operations consist of its mines in Wyoming. The Midwestern U.S. Mining segment mines mine bituminous coal deposits. The Western U.S. Mining segment mines both bituminous and sub-bituminous coal deposits. The Australian Metallurgical Mining segment engages in the export of coal of thermal grade. The Australian Thermal Mining segment mines coal of metallurgical grade. The Trading & Brokerage segment engages in the direct and brokered trading of coal and freight related contracts through the trading and business offices. The company was founded by Francis S. Peabody in 1883 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

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