http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ac881bd0-8fd0-11e1-beaa-00144feab4... Suburban Propane will acquire the retail business of Inergy for $1.8bn to form the third-largest US distributor by volume of propane, a gas used as fuel for rural businesses and homes and backyard barbecues.And for Inergy: The disposal of Inergy’s retail business will allow the company to focus on its pipeline business, a move welcomed by analysts. “Proceeds from the sale of the retail propane business will substantially improve [Inergy’s] balance sheet,” said Elvira Scotto, an RBC Capital Markets analyst who added the deal better positioned Inergy for future growth.Razz
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