Rogers Communications Acquires Atria Networks

On January 4, 2011, Rogers Communications Inc. (“Rogers”) acquired Atria Networks LP from Birch Hill Equity Partners (“Birch Hill”) for $425 million, subject to certain adjustments.

Atria serves more than 1,100 customers spanning the public sector, enterprise and carrier providers and is the owner and operator of one of Ontario's largest fibre-optic networks, including 5,600 fibre route kilometers and more than 3,800 on-net buildings in high-growth Ontario territories.

Rogers was represented in-house by David Miller, Senior Vice President Legal and General Counsel, and Janice Spencer, Senior Director and Senior Legal Counsel, and by Torys LLP, with a team that included Sharon Geraghty, Adam Armstrong, Paul Cowling and Jamie Becker (corporate); Jay Holsten, Omar Wakil and Sue-Anne Fox (competition); James Welkoff and Catrina Card (tax); Christina Medland (pensions and employment); Dennis Mahony (environmental) and Graham Rawlinson (real estate).

Birch Hill was represented in-house by Lori Evans, General Counsel, and by Stikeman Elliott LLP, with a team that included Roderick Barrett, Timothy Chubb and Casey Howell (corporate) and Shawn Neylan and Michael Kilby (competition).