Alliance Resource Partners and Alliance Holdings GP’s Simplification Transactions


Vinson & Elkins advised Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) in an agreement between Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP) and AHGP, pursuant to which, through a series of transactions, AHGP would become a wholly owned subsidiary of ARLP and all of the ARLP common units held by AHGP and its subsidiaries would be distributed to the unitholders of AHGP in exchange for their AHGP common units.

Alliance Holdings GP LP owns and controls Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC, the managing general partner of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP). ARLP produces and markets coal United States utilities and industrial users. The company, led by Joseph W Craft III, Charles R Wesley III and Robert G Sachse, in 2017 recorded $1.795 Billion Revenues.

The V&E corporate team was led by partners Dave Oelman (Picture) and Shamus Crosby, counsel Dan Spelkin and senior associate Justin Hunter. Advising on tax issues were partner Ryan Carney and associate Christine Mainguy.

Involved fees earner: David Palmer Oelman – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Shamus Crosby – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Daniel Spelkin – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Justin Hunter – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Ryan Carney – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Christine Mainguy – Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Law Firms: Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Clients: Alliance Holdings GP LP;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti