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Private equity lines up for coal ‘bonanza’ left by public miners

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Private equity firms are lining up to take on the dirty — and highly profitable — assets being divested by publicly traded commodity producers as the world grapples to decarbonize. In the latest example, private equity accounted for most of the 30 so-called western candidates that signed non-disclosure agreements in the sale of Vale’s Mozambique coal business, according to Luciano Siani Pires, head of strategy and business transformation at Rio de Janeiro-based Vale.

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