October 13, 2016 / 11:46 AM / 9 months ago

Anglo close to deal to sell Australian coal assets to Apollo consortium - sources

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SYDNEY/LONDON Oct 13 (Reuters) - Anglo American is expected to finalise a $1 billion-plus sale of its prized Australian coal assets to a group headed by private equity group Apollo Global Management in the coming weeks, three sources with knowledge of the deal said.

"Anglo American and Apollo entered into a two-week exclusivity period due to expire next week," one of the sources in continuous contact with advisers to the deal, said. "We think it is going to go to Apollo next week."

Another source, however, said it would still be a matter of weeks before any deal is finalised.

Anglo American in Australia declined to comment. Apollo did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reporting By James Regan and Anjuli Davies, editing by Barbara Lewis)

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