NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Copano Energy LLC ("Copano Energy" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CPNO) (ISIN: US2172021006) (CUSIP: 217202100) concerning the proposed acquisition of Copano Energy by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. in a transaction valued at approximately $5 Billion in a Unit for Unit transaction.
The investigation concerns whether the Copano Energy directors are breaching their fiduciary duties by failing to adequately shop the Company and maximize shareholder value. Under the terms of the agreement, Copano Energy shareholders will be entitled to receive a 100 percent unit for unit transaction with an exchange ratio of .4563 Kinder Morgan units per Copano unit. However, the price to book value multiple is below comparable transactions' average. Moreover, at least one analyst has set a target price of $41 per share.
Copano Energy shareholders seeking more information about this acquisition are advised to contact Robert Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-661-1100 or 888-476-6529, ext. 237.
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