Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy, previously Peabody Coal Company, is the largest U.S. mining companies in the coal mining industry, based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company is listed on the stock index S & P 500. Peabody Energy employs approximately 8,300 people.

Peabody Energy was founded in 1883 in Chicago, Illinois.

Peabody wants 2010 to take over the Australian coal producer Macarthur and has mid-April 2010 increased its takeover bid for the second time. Now there are 16 Australian dollars per share in cash offer, which corresponds to a total cost of 4.1 billion U.S. dollars ( 2.8 billion euros ) and outdoes the competition offered by the Australian coal company New Hope Coal.