Sev.en Energy’s Acquisition Of Blackhawk Mining


Dentons advised Sev.en Energy on the deal.

Sev.en Energy executed its strategic acquisition of US-based metallurgical coal producer Blackhawk Mining, LLC.

Blackhawk Mining is one of the largest metallurgical coal producers in the US. With 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 $1bn revenues and $120m EBITDA.

The international energy group Sev.en Energy owns significant coal and energy production assets in the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Australia and the USA. It is the largest private operator of coalmines and conventional power plants in the Czech Republic, and employs more than 3,500 people.

Dentons’ cross-border team advising Sev.en Energy was composed of partners Petr Zákoucký (Prague, Energy/M&A; Picture), Ilan Katz (New York, M&A), Lee Smith (New York, Finance), Christopher Van Bever (Lexington, Mining), John Rhine (Evansville, Mining) and Robert E. Richards(Chicago, Insolvency), Managing Associate Gregory DiBella (New York, M&A) and Associate Barbora Obracajová (Prague, Energy).

Involved fees earner: Gregory DiBella – Dentons; Ilan Katz – Dentons; Barbora Obracajova – Dentons; John Rhine – Dentons; Robert Richards – Dentons; Lee Smith – Dentons; Christopher Van Bever – Dentons; Petr Zákoucký – Dentons;

Law Firms: Dentons;

Clients: Sev.en Energy;