Japan, Canada investors to buy U.S. power plant for $2 bln-Nikkei

TOKYO, July 2 Mon Jul 1, 2013 8:04pm EDT

TOKYO, July 2 (Reuters) - A consortium including Mitsubishi Corp and Japanese and Canadian pension funds will buy a U.S. gas-fired power plant in Michigan this month for nearly 200 billion yen ($2.01 billion), the Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday.

Mitsubishi, Japan's Pension Fund Association, Mizuho Bank , the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and Canadian pension fund Omers will acquire all shares in the parent firm of the 1.63-gigawatt power plant, the report said, without citing sources.

The current owners include a Swedish investment fund, said.