Kinder Morgan to buy Copano Energy for $5 bln, including debt

Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:43pm EST

Jan 29 (Reuters) - Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. said it a statement it plans to acquire Copano Energy LLC for about $5 billion, including the assumption of debt.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013, Kinder Morgan said.